- The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage
- Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
- Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
- William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No