Wim Duisenberg, 70, who "midwifed" the euro’s introduction in 12 European states amid much scepticism in ’02, dies.
Robin Cook, 59, former UK foreign secretary and Iraq war opponent, dies. Still, the Labour vanguard’s anti-India rhetoric and Queen’s visit gaffes meant he was a pariah here for long.
Theatre doyen Hosi Vasunia, 65, whose hits include Love Letters, The Sunshine Boys etc, dies.
Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, 78, a shoe-shine man turned Buena Vista Social Club impresario, dies. Buenos Hermanos in ’04 also won him a Grammy for best traditional salsa album.
Shane Warne becomes the first bowler to take 600 wickets in Tests. The ‘ball of the century’ man reached the landmark in his 126th Test.