What Happened on November 30, 2004

Historical Events

  • Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns
  • Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26

Film & TV History

Longtime "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul


RCA releases "Breakaway", Kelly Clarkson's 2nd studio album; wins 2 Grammy Awards and becomes her best selling album to date with over 12 million units sold

2004 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), dies at 73

Pierre Berton (1920-2004)

Canadian author (War of 1812), dies of heart failure at 84

About November 30, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 18 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: St. Andrew's Day (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Boo - Usher And Alicia Keys
  • UK #1 Song: I'll Stand By You - Girls Aloud