What Happened on October 23, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 16th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 24-23 in South Bend
  • A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)