On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Aaron Peirsol wins the men's 200m backstroke in Olympic record 1:54.95, giving him the 100/200m backstroke double at the Athens Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Games

American swimmer Michael Phelps wraps up the 200/400m individual medley double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 200m (1:57.14 OR) ahead of team mate Ryan Lochte

Swimmer Michael Phelps
Swimmer
Michael Phelps
Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte
  • Australian swimmer Jodie Henry records 53.84 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal ahead of Dutch star Inge de Bruijn at the Athens Olympics
  • US gymnast Carly Patterson becomes the 2nd American woman to win the all-around gold medal, and 1st to win at a non-boycotted Olympic games, when she takes gold in Athens