On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 2004

Historical Events

  • 56th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, Arrested Development, James Spader and Allison Janney win

Sports History

NFL Oakland Raider wide receiver Jerry Rice ends NFL streak of 274 consecutive games with a reception in a 13-10 victory over Buffalo Bills [1]

  • Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains Cup wins 18½-9½; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event

Famous Deaths

  • Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), dies of complications from ALS at 71
  • Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, hotel operator, and civil rights activist, dies at 96
  • Skeeter Davis [Mary Penick], American country-pop singer-songwriter ("(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too"; "Set Him Free"; "The End Of The World"), dies of breast cancer at 72
2004 Highlights

About September 19, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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