On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 2004

Historical Events

  • Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-16 at Soldier Field to snap their NFL-record 24-game road losing streak

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer of Switzerland wins first US title; outclasses Australian Lleyton Hewitt 6-0, 7-6, 6-0

Famous Deaths

  • John Buller, British composer, dies at 77
  • Kenny Buttrey, American session drummer based in Nashville (Bob Dylan; Neil Young; Elvis Presley; Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffett), dies of cancer at 59
2004 Highlights

About September 12, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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