On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 2004

Historical Events

Sports History

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

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

Famous Weddings

Ali Landry

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

Estée Lauder

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

  • Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), dies at 84
  • Winson Hudson, American civil rights activist (rural Mississippi), dies at 87
2004 Highlights

About April 24, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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