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)
  • Justin Strzelczyk, American NFL football offensive tackle, 1990-98 (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies in high speed car crash while being pursued by police at 36; autopsy revealed brain damage due to chronic concussion injuries
  • Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), dies at 70

About September 30, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
  • UK #1 Song: Call On Me - Eric Prydz