On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 2004

Historical Events

Historic Event

Arabic news network, Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • In Rome, 25 European heads of state sign a Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe

Famous Weddings

  • "Jackass" member Chris Pontius (30) weds Claire Nolan in Malibu

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician, dies at 81
  • Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)

Vaughn Meader

Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader

2004 Highlights

About October 29, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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