On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 2004

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas

Actor Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint
Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • British children's cartoon "Peppa Pig" created by Astley Baker Davies premieres on Channel 5
  • Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Valhalla GC: Hale Irwin wins his 4th title in the event by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Jay Haas

Famous Deaths

  • Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, dies at 62
  • Robert Quine, American rock guitarist (Lou Reed; Matthew Sweet; John Zorn), dies of an intentional heroin overdose at 61
2004 Highlights

About May 31, 2004

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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