On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 2004

Historical Events

  • 16th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 24-23 in South Bend
  • A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Toner Cone, American pianist, composer and pedagogue, dies at 87
  • Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), dies at 87
2004 Highlights

About October 23, 2004

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio