On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 2004

Historical Events

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Kenyan Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace"

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martha Stewart begins 5 months incarcerated at Federal Prison Camp, Alderson for insider trading and obstruction of justice

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
  • James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)
2004 Highlights

About October 8, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra