"The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon premieres in Los Angeles, California
- A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. Resulting explosion estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
- Former "Survivor" contestant and talk show host Elisabeth Filarski (25) weds former Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (24) at St. Mary
- Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), dies at 42