Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.
- Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
- LaMar Clark, American boxer (record most consecutive knockouts 44, including unsanctioned bouts), dies at 71
Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No