- Sherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu's record from the previous year.
- Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes
- #1 Song: Burn - Usher
- #1 Song: F.U.R.B (F U Right Back) - Frankee