On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 2004

Day of the Week: Thursday

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)