On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Music awardsVideo Music Awards

21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris win

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
  • 28th Olympic Games closes at Athens, Greece
  • Athens Olympic marathon is run on same route as 1896 Games, start at site of the Battle of Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens: Stefano Baldini of Italy wins men's gold in 2:10:55
  • Brazil takes out the men's volleyball gold medal with a 3-1 victory over Italy at the Athens Olympics
  • Future undisputed world light heavyweight boxing champion Andre Ward of the US wins the light heavyweight gold medal at the Athens Olympics beating Magomed Aripgadjiev of Belarus on points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th straight F1 World Drivers Championship with a 2nd place in the Belgian F1 Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Reserve Vineyards & GC: Craig Stadler wins his final major event by 1 stroke from Allen Doyle and Jerry Pate

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)