On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2004

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

Britney Spears

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

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
2004 Highlights

About January 4, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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