What Happened on September 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion
  • The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)