What Happened on January 3, 2004

Historical Events

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Britney Spears

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

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? 18 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Ya! - OutKast
  • UK #1 Song: Mad World - Michael Andrews Ft. Gary Jules