On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 2004

Historical Events


Sport awardFootball Awards

Ballon d'Or: Milan's Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko is named best football player in Europe ahead of Deco (Porto/FC Barcelona) and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho

Football Star Ronaldinho
Football Star
Ronaldinho

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet is put under house arrest, after being sued under accusations over 9 kidnapping actions and manslaughter. The house arrest is lifted the same day on appeal.

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball shortstop (first Bahamian to play in MLB; NY/SF Giants; Chicago Cubs), dies at 70
  • David Wheeler, English computer scientist (b. 1927)
2004 Highlights

About December 13, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius