What Happened on December 27, 2004

Historical Events

  • Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.

Famous Deaths

  • (Walter) "Hank" Garland, American Nashville-based country, rock and jazz session guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), dies of complications from a staph infection at 74
2004 Highlights

About December 27, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Canada), Christmas Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let Me Love You - Mario
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 20