On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • 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))
  • 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), dies at 69