On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 2004

Historical Events

  • A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • A truck and a bus crash head-on in √Ą√§nekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
  • Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

Famous Deaths

  • Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
2004 Highlights

About March 19, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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