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

2004 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Iam Tongi, American singer (American Idol season 21 winner), born in Kahuku, Hawaii
Born in 2004

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  • Johnny Bragg, American doo-wop singer-songwriter (The Prisonaires - "Just Walkin' in the Rain"), dies of cancer at 79
  • Kenneth Keith, Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker, dies at 88

About September 1, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 19 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lean Back - Terror Squad
  • UK #1 Song: These Words - Natasha Bedingfield