- New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
- 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
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes
Holidays: Veterans Day (United States)