- The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
- United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.
- Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-born writer (b. 1934)
- Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)
- Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
- Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
- Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian statesman (b. 1951)
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No