On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 2004

Historical Events

  • Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with skepticism on account of the launch date

Famous Deaths

  • Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
  • Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), dies at 58
  • Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies from septicaemia at 51
  • Nilo Soruco, Bolivian singer and songwriter, dies at 76
  • Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58
2004 Highlights

About April 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries