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 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, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
  • Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
2004 Highlights

About August 15, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo