- 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
- AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
- Elisabeth Welch, American born British-based singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 99
- Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (b. 1953)
- Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (b. 1920)