On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2004

Historical Events

  • American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan
  • Jeff Kent becomes all-time home run leader for MLB 2nd basemen when he hits 2 in Astros' 9-3 win v Rockies; 302 overall HR to break Ryne Sandberg's major league record established in 1997
  • Montreal Expos earn the last win in the franchise's MLB history, beating New York Mets, 6 - 3 at Shea Stadium; Brad Wilkerson hits the Expos' final home run in 9th inning, his 32nd of the year

Famous Weddings

  • "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California

Billy Joel

"Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York; divorce 2009

2004 Highlights

About October 2, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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