The 26th of December, 2004, fell on a Sunday. Day 361 of 2004. Decade: 2000s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of December, 2004:
230,000 people are killed when an earthquake in the Indian Ocean causes a tsunami.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of December, 2004:
United States: Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg
United Kingdom: Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid 20
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Lemony Snicket" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 26th of December, 2004.
2004 in movies.
Movies released in 2004 included Shrek 2, Mean Girls, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Spider-Man 2, The Incredibles, The Passion of the Christ, The Day After Tomorrow, Meet the Fockers, "I, Robot", Troy, Shark Tale, Ocean's Twelve, The Village, Million Dollar Baby, Saw, Man on Fire, A Series of Unfortunate Events and DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
Pop singer Britney Spears is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2004.
Time Person of the Year 2004
US President George W. Bush is listed as the Time Person of the Year for 2004.
2004 in music.
Popular music artists in 2004 included Beyoncé, Twista, Usher, J-Kwon, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Outkast, Juvenile, Christina Milian, Ashlee Simpson, Destiny's Child, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
On the 26th of December, 2004, 227,898 people were killed after a devastating tsunami struck Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and a number of other countries in the Indian Ocean.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of December:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide - Nickelodeon TV show about the adventures of middle school teenager Ned Bigby.
Joey - Short-lived spin-off show about the life of Friend's character Joey Tribbiani.
Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Deadwood - Western television series.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
World of Warcraft - Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - The third game in the series.
Half-Life 2 - FPS game.
Halo 2 - FPS game that was released for the XBox 360.
Killzone - FPS game.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Starring CJ.
Counter-Strike: Source - FPS game developed by Valve Corporation.
Rome: Total War - PC strategy game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of December, 2004.
5,436 days have passed since this date.
469,670,400 seconds have passed since the 26th of December, 2004.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 547,948,800 times.
Since the 26th of December, 2004, earth has travelled approximately 242,349,926,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 78,278,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 40,391,654 steps. That's about 17,952 miles!
Since this date, 5,636,045 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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