- Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the Russo-Georgian War
Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher (34) weds rodeo champion Ty Murray (38) at The Cove Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas
- Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Pininfarina S.p.A.
- Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)