On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 2004

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
  • The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider, dies in a crash at 44