- 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi
- 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
- Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.
- Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
- Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), dies at 91