President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.
- Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
- Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
- Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
- John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
- Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)