On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The Australian women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Alice Mills, Lisbeth Lenton, Petria Thomas & Jodie Henry smash the world record to take gold in 3:35.94 at the Athens Olympics

Famous Weddings

  • "Dancing With The Stars" contestant and "Seinfeld" actor John O'Hurley (49) weds Lisa Mesloh at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • Actor Josh Brolin (36) weds actress Diane Lane (39) at his ninety-seven acre spread in San Luis Obispo, California

Famous Deaths

  • Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), dies at 93
  • Eric Petrie, New Zealand cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's), dies at 77
  • Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)