On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 2004

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NFL Draft: Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning first pick by San Diego Chargers

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years ago, as reward for cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction

Famous Weddings

  • Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEstée Lauder

Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (Estée Lauder cosmetics), dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 97

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), dies at 84
2004 Highlights

About April 24, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus