On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2004

Historical Events

Historic Event

Lee Hsien Loong succeeds Goh Chok Tong as Prime Minister of Singapore

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore
Lee Hsien Loong
  • New Jersey Governor James McGreevey comes out publicly as gay

Famous Deaths

  • George Yardley III, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (6 × NBA All-Star 1955–60; first player to score 2,000 points in a season; Fort Wayne Pistons), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 75
  • Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
2004 Highlights

About August 12, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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