On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 2004

Historical Events

  • The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

Famous Weddings

Janusz Kamiński

Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (fluid dynamics), dies at 81
  • Randy VanWarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Just When I Needed You Most"), dies of leukemia at 48
2004 Highlights

About January 12, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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