- The UK markets had contracted by 0.4% in the third quarter against what was expected to be a period of growth, as a result of unexpectedly poor performance by the service sector
- The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.
- Lou Jacobi, Canadian actor and comedian (Irma la Douce, The Dean Martin Show), dies at 95 
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: 3 - Britney Spears
- #1 Song: Bad Boys - Alexandra Burke Ft. Flo Rida