On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay
  • British Open Women's Golf, Sunningdale: England's Karen Stupples wins her lone major title, 5 shots ahead of runner-up Rachel Teske of Australia
  • US Senior Open Men's Golf, Bellerive GC: Peter Jacobson wins by 1 shot from 2-time champion Hale Irwin

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Abelson, American physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 91