On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 2004

Historical Events

  • New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Yasser Arafat's death through unidentified causes confirmed by Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas elected PLO chairman minutes later.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Famous Deaths

  • Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
  • Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Person of interestYasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

2004 Highlights

About November 11, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio