On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 2004

Historical Events

  • Canada: The residence of reporter Juliet O'Neill is searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigating leaks concerning the deportation of Maher Arar
  • Minnesota Wild set an NHL record for 2 fastest goals, when Jim Dowd and Richard Park score just 3 seconds apart in the final 15 seconds of a 4-2 win over visiting Chicago Blackhawks
  • NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies with Flash Memory management and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer and playwright (The Tied Up Balloon), dies at 74
2004 Highlights

About January 21, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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