What Happened on December 23, 2004

Historical Events

  • Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean is hit by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake.

Famous Weddings

  • CBS executive Les Moonves (55) weds CBS' "Early Show" co-host Julie Chen (34) on a private estate in Acapulco

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Truitt, American artist dies aged 83

P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921-2004)

Indian politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (1991-96), dies of a heart attack at 83

  • Peter Beazley, British politician (C) (European Parliament), dies at 82
2004 Highlights

About December 23, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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