Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
- Gérard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
- Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women's basketball head coach (b. 1942)
- Leonard Gaskin, American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis), dies at 88
- Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)