"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"
Governor of California Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over methane gas leak on outskirts of Los Angeles
- North Korea states that they have successfully conducted their fourth nuclear test, saying it was a hydrogen bomb in a claim disputed by most international experts
- Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Cuban jazz trumpeter (Orchestra Harlow; Eddie Palmieri), dies of prostate cancer at 79
- Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes