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
  • Max Abramovitz, American architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building), dies at 96

About September 12, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 19 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
  • UK #1 Song: Real To Me - Brian Mcfadden