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

55th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 34 points

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Famous Deaths

  • James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
  • Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  • Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)