On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher finishes 8th at season-ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace; his 5th straight World Drivers Championship, record 7th career world title; Ferrari's 6th straight Constructors title

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Manchester United beats Arsenal, 2-0 at Old Trafford; ends Gunners' English Premier League record 49-game unbeaten streak

Famous Deaths

  • James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
  • Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  • Ricky Hendrick, American NASCAR driver and owner, dies in plane crash at 24