On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardUS 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

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Famous Deaths

  • John Buller, British composer, dies at 77
  • Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, dies at 59