On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2004

Historical Events

  • 70th Orange Bowl: #10 Miami (FL) beats #9 Florida State, 16-14
  • 90th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Michigan, 28-14

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

In a vote of confidence, Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College and is "deemed to be elected" as President according to Pakistan Constitution (Article 41(8))

General and 10th President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf
General and 10th President of Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf
  • St. Louis head coach Joel Quenneville records his 300th NHL win with the Blues, a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Savvis Center, St. Louis; Quenneville is Blues coaching games and wins leader

Famous Weddings

  • Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds Nina Malek Inman at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Henning, South African golfer (2 PGA Tour titles; 3 senior PGA titles; World Cup 1965), dies at 69
2004 Highlights

About January 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn