- George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.
Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Jay Haas wins his third and final Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Tom Watson
- Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
- Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (exponent of nueva canción), dies at 74