On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2004

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
  • Panthers kicker John Kasay ties NFL-playoff record with 5 field goals to lead Carolina to a 29-10 win over Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of playoffs in Charlotte, North Carolina

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Famous Deaths

  • Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
  • Leon Wagner, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1962, 63; LA Angels), dies at 69
2004 Highlights

About January 3, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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