What Happened on July 4, 2004

Historical Events

  • The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks)
  • UEFA European Championship Final, Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal: In a huge upset Greece beats host nation Portugal, 1-0

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Orchards GC: Meg Mallon shoots final round 65 (−6) to win her second US title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Annika Sörenstam of Sweden

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins the second of 5 straight Wimbledon singles titles beating American Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4


Famous Weddings

  • Actor Dennis Quaid (50) weds real estate agent Kimberly Buffington (32) at his 500-acre Montana ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), an eccentric street entertainer in Nottingham, England (b. 1932)
  • Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor, dies at 84
2004 Highlights

About July 4, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Believe - Fantasia
  • UK #1 Song: Burn - Usher