On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2004

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 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? 16 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo