On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 2004

Historical Events

  • 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion
  • Beslan school hostage crisis begins as armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia

Sports History

Sexual assault charge against LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is dropped by the Eagle County District Attorney's offices in Colorado after the victim decides not to participate

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  • Kenneth Keith, Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker, dies at 88
2004 Highlights

About September 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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