- 26th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Rutgers, 59-46; Volunteers' 7th national title; Candace Parker is named Most Outstanding Player
- Conventional train world speed record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards denies saying he smoked his father's ashes in an interview with NME
- Eddie Robinson, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Grambling 408 wins), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 88
- Eddie Robinson, American football coach (b. 1919)
- Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)
- Nina Wang, Asia's richest woman (b. 1937)