On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • College Football, 6th BCS National Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans: #2 LSU beats #1 Oklahoma, 21-14, at 70th Sugar Bowl
  • Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia
  • Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Britney Spears has her surprise marriage annulled less than 55 hours after tying the knot with childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • Jeff Nuttall, English writer (b. 1933)
  • Joan Aiken, English writer of children's books (The Whispering Mountain), dies at 79
  • John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971), dies at 91