On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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