What Happened on January 26, 2004

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.
  • Mydoom, the most destructive computer worm (so far), first sighted on computers in North America. Goes on to cause $38 billion in damages.

Event of Interest

President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan

2004 History

Famous Deaths

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

About January 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Ya! - OutKast
  • UK #1 Song: All This Time - Michelle