- A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
- A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children
- Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
- Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)