On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 2004

Historical Events

  • Bay of Plenty defeat Auckland 33-26 in Rugby Union to win NZ's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Whistling Straits GC: Vijay Singh of Fiji wins his 2nd PGA C'ship in a playoff with Chris DiMarco & Justin Leonard

  • South African 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend & Ryk Neethling smash the world record with 3:13.17 at the Athens Olympics

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, dies at 63
  • Semiha Berksoy, Turkish operatic soprano (Istanbul Opera, 1940-72), dies of heart surgery complications at 94
  • Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
2004 Highlights

About August 15, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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