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2004 Historical Event(s)
- January 3, 2004 – Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.
- January 22, 2004 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- March 22, 2004 – Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
- April 29, 2004 – Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
- May 14, 2004 – The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
- July 1, 2004 – Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
- August 13, 2004 – 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
- November 11, 2004 – The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
- November 21, 2004 – The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, giving rise to massive protests and controversy over the election’s integrity.
- December 26, 2004 – Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.
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