On This Day

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

  • Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
2004 Highlights

About December 27, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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