On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
  • President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Haas, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1953), dies at 88