The shock elimination of favoured to win, Teresa Bergman, on New Zealand Idol.
Five people are shot dead in a botched bank robbery in Norfolk, Nebraska, United States.
Thirty people are killed in a gun attack at a temple in Gandhinagar, India
Star Trek: Enterprise begins airing in the US.
Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) police turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234
Nintendo 64 went on sale in the United States.
Biosphere 2 opens.
Ben Johnson is stripped of his gold medal in the 100 m sprint at the Seoul Olympics for failing a drug test.
United Kingdom agrees handover of Hong Kong.
Australia II, the first non-American winner, wins the Americas Cup.
Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.
Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 kmÂ²).
The Beatles album Abbey Road is released in the UK.
The Chicago Seven trial begins.
Premiere of The Beverly Hillbillies on CBS.
Yemen Arab Republic is proclaimed
Bob Dylan makes his public debut.
In Chicago, Illinois, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story opens on Broadway
United Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.
World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
World War I: Battle of Meuse.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
New Zealand and Newfoundland each becomes a dominion of the British Empire.
A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed after an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who were besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.