On This Day

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.
  • 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
2004 Highlights

About January 26, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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