On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 2004

Historical Events

  • Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York
  • NBA Draft: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy power forward Dwight Howard first pick by Orlando Magic

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
2004 Highlights

About June 24, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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