On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 2004

Historical Events

  • The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.
  • The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
  • Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), dies at 70
2004 Highlights

About September 30, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 16 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra