What Happened on August 12, 2004

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • 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)

About August 12, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Slow Motion - Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim
  • UK #1 Song: Thunderbirds/3am - Busted