On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2004

Historical Events

Video Music Awards

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 (The Hague Philharmonic, 1980-1991; St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease) at 62
2004 Highlights

About August 29, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo