On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 2004

Historical Events

  • The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country's armed forces

Famous Deaths

  • Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)
  • Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (Twilight Zone, Planet Of The Apes), dies of colon cancer at 75
  • Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), Member of Parliament for Harwich (1954-92), dies at 89
2004 Highlights

About July 21, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer