Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 4 months and 21 days
- 47th Eurovision Song Contest: Marie N for Latvia wins singing "I Wanna" in Tallinn
- A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
- China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people