- New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
Yasser Arafat's death through unidentified causes confirmed by Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas elected PLO chairman minutes later.
- Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
- Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75