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2004 Historical Event(s)
- January 22, 2004 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- February 2, 2004 – Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men’s singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks.
- April 21, 2004 – Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
- April 22, 2004 – Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
- May 24, 2004 – Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.
- September 7, 2004 – Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.
- October 19, 2004 – Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
- October 23, 2004 – A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
- October 27, 2004 – Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving the team their first World Series championship since 1918.
- November 7, 2004 – War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day “state of emergency” as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
Who Were Born On 2004?
- January 21, 2004 – Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
- March 21, 2004 – Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
- July 18, 2004 – Giuliano Stroe, Romanian weightlifter and bodybuilder
- August 19, 2004 – Xyriel Manabat, Filipino actress