Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records release American rapper and producer Kanye West's 5th studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"
Universal-Motown Records releases Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj's debut album "Pink Friday"
- American radio and TV personality Danny Bonaduce (51) weds his manager Amy Railsback (28) at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii
- Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
- Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No
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