- Arsenal’s English Premier League record 33-game unbeaten streak at home ends when the Gunners go down, 4-2 to Manchester United at Highbury
- Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.
- Nepalese King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'état to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
- Franco Mannino, Italian pianist, conductor, classical concert, opera, and film score composer (Death in Venice; Il diavolo in giardino), dies at 80
- George Douglass Milne, British peer, soldier and artist, dies at 95
- John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), dies at 72
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No
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- #1 Song: It's Now Or Never ** - Elvis Presley