On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 2004

Historical Events

  • NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is the 1st to cross the termination shock, where solar and interstellar winds merge

Famous Deaths

  • Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter dies aged 92
  • Peter Coker, English painter, dies at 78
  • Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (b. 1933)
2004 Highlights

About December 16, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius