- 68th Orange Bowl: #5 Florida beats #6 Maryland, 56-23
- Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
- Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer, dies at 43
- Margaret "Bibi" Osterwald, American actress (As Good as It Gets, Bridget Loves Bernie), dies of lung disease at 83
- Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31