On This Day

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

Album Release

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


Famous Deaths

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

2004 Highlights

About November 30, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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