On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 2004

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 Birthdays

  • Marsai Martin, American actress and producer (Black-ish), born in Plano, Texas

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)
2004 Highlights

About August 14, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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