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-songwriter ("Ya la pagarán"; "Caraqueña"), dies at 76
  • Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58
2004 Highlights

About April 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Yeah! - Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
  • UK #1 Song: Yeah - Usher Ft. Lil' Jon & Ludacris