- Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.
- Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), dies at 87
- Graham Watson, British literary agent (Curtis Brown, including authors Daphne du Maurier and John Steinbeck), dies at 89
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No
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