On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • MD5 collision found by Chinese researchers.
  • The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.
  • Yana Klochkova of the Ukraine wins the 200m individual medley in 2:11.14 at the Athens Olympics to wrap up the 200/400m medley double

Famous Deaths

  • D-Roc the Executioner [Dennis Miles], American heavy metal musician (Body Count), dies of complications of lymphoma at 44
  • GĂ©rard Souzay, French baritone (b. 1918)
  • Thea Astley, Australian novelist and short-story writer, dies at 78