- An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119
The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
- US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No