On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 2004

Historical Events

  • 10 people including NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick and 4 family members are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway in Virginia; plane 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 auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), dies in plane crash at 24
2004 Highlights

About October 24, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

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