What Happened on June 24, 2004

Historical Events

  • Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York

Music History

Christie’s Auction House in New York City conducts sale of 80 of Eric Clapton and friends' guitars to benefit Crossroads Centre at Antigua, a drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation facility he co-founded in 1997, raising over $5M; "Blackie", a 1956-57 composite Fender Stratocaster used as his primary instrument form the mid 70s until 1985 sells for a then record $959,500

  • NBA Draft: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy power forward Dwight Howard first pick by Orlando Magic
2004 History

Famous Deaths

  • Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek lyricist, journalist, and children's book author, dies of an allergic reaction at 39 or 40 [birth year uncertain]
  • Jimmy Rowser, American jazz double-bassist (Dinah Washington; Ray Bryant; Les McCann), and teacher, dies at 78

About June 24, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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