On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 2004

Famous Deaths

  • Jan van Vlijmen, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • Johnny Oates, American MLB baseball catcher, 1970-81 (Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), and manager, 1991-2001 (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers), dies of brain cancer at 58
2004 Highlights

About December 24, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Christmas Day (Canada, United States)

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