What Happened on December 31, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Official opening of Taipei 101, then the tallest skyscraper in the world, at a height of 509 metres (1,670 feet)

Famous Weddings

  • English actor Terence Stamp (64) weds Elizabeth O'Rourke (23) in London

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard Debreu, French-born economist, Bank of Sweden Prize laureate (b. 1921)