On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2004

Historical Events

  • An American 1-2-3 in the 200m medals at the Athens Olympics; Shawn Crawford gold in 19.79 ahead of Bernard Williams & Justin Gatlin
  • Félix Sánchez wins the men's 400m hurdles 47.63 in Athens; the Dominican Republic's first ever Olympic gold medal
  • Germany wins its first ever Olympic women's field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win against the Netherlands in Athens
  • Hamish Carter of New Zealand wins the men's gold medal ahead of teammate Bevan Docherty, whilst Kate Allen of Austria takes out the women's Triathlon at the Athens Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Lindsay Tarpley and Abby Wambach score as the US beats Brazil 2-1, maintaining an undefeated record to win the women's football gold medal at the Athens Olympics

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach

Famous Deaths

  • Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 52
2004 Highlights

About August 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo