On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2004

Historical Events

  • On This Day launches MusicOrb.com and TodayinSport.com, separate sites for music and sports history, now our music and sport channels

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Isola, American jazz drummer (Stan Getz; Gerry Mulligan; Mose Allison), dies at 79
  • George Hunter, South African boxer (Olympic gold light heavyweight 1948), dies at 77
2004 Highlights

About December 12, 2004

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 20