- A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
Mahathir Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power
- Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
- Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, dies at 95