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January 4th, 2004.

January 4th, 2004, was a Sunday. It was day 4 of 2004. The decade was the 2000s.

17 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since January 4th, 2004.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 4th, 2004?

  • The social networking website Facebook is officially launched.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 4th, 2004.

  • United States: Hey Ya - Outkast
  • United Kingdom: Mad World - Michael Andrews & Gary Jules
Play the top hits from 2004.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2004. Take a trip back to the days of Usher, Lil Jon, Outkast and Britney Spears!
Return of the King

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Return of the King" was at the top of the box office on January 4th, 2004.

Take me back to January 4th, 2004!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 4th, 2004 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Hey Ya by Outkast is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mad World by Michael Andrews & Gary Jules is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Return of the King is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. In technology news, more and more people are beginning to gain access to the Internet. Internet speeds are increasing and MP3 sharing is beginning to threaten the existence of music stores.

A popular software program called LimeWire is currently being used by many people to share music, software and videos. It is also a haven for computer viruses. Cameras on phones are beginning to become more and more popular. Although the photographs that they take are still lacking in quality. Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online.

A flash animation of badgers singing "badger, badger, badger" has become extremely popular on the Internet. The animation, which loops indefinitely, was published by British animator Jonti Picking in September, 2003. It's 2004, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Usher, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, OutKast, Mario Winans, the Terror Squad and Ciara. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Pat Tillman, Ronald Reagan, Ray Charles and Marlon Brando would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Rugrats", "Charmed", "Becker" and "Malcolm in the Middle". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Championship Manager 4", "Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow", "Project Gotham Racing 2" and "Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Friends", "The Powerpuff Girls", "Rocket Power" and "The Fairly OddParents".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 2, Bratz dolls, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game and Beyblades (spinning top toys).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 4th, 2004.

  • Ray Charles - "Here We Go Again"

    Ray Charles - "Here We Go Again"

    "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles would go on to win a Grammy for 2004's Record of the Year.

  • 2004 in music.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2004.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2004.

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2004 were Mel Gibson, Tiger Woods, Fiona Armstrong, Tom Cruise, The Rolling Stones, J.K. Rowling, Michael Jordan, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Spielberg and Johnny Depp.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2004?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2004?

    In 2004, the best NBA players were Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd, Jermaine O'Neal, Peja Stojaković, Ben Wallace, Sam Cassell, Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki, Ron Artest, Yao Ming, Michael Redd and Baron Davis.

  • Time Person of the Year 2004.

    Time Person of the Year 2004.

    US President George W. Bush was name as the Time Person of the Year for 2004.

  • Britney Spears.

    Britney Spears.

    Pop singer Britney Spears was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2004.

  • 2004 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2004?

    Who were the best football players in 2004?

    In 2004, the best soccer players were Andriy Shevchenko, Deco, Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry, Theodoros Zagorakis, Adriano, Pavel Nedvěd, Wayne Rooney, Ricardo Carvalho and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

  • Million Dollar Baby.

    Million Dollar Baby.

    "Million Dollar Baby" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2004.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    At this time, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" was being played in movie theaters. The movie went on to gross over $1.1 billion dollars.

  • The rise of camera phones.

    The rise of camera phones.

    In 2003 and 2004, camera phones started to become more and more popular around the world.

  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out.

    During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.

  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically.

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.

  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    In the early-to-mid "noughties", MP3 sharing on the Internet became more and more popular. MP3 players were taking over and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were declining in popularity. During this period, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the digital age.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another during this time.

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

  • DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    DVDs begin to replace VCR tapes.

    In the first half of the noughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 17 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since January 4th, 2004.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2004.
  • Leap Year: 2004 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 2004, will be 17 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2004 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1073174400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 2004.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 2004, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2004 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4th, 2004 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 2004.

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
  • Arrested Development - American sitcom starring Michael Cera.
  • Cold Case - Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
  • One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
  • Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
  • Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Reality series about the marriage of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.
  • The O.C. - Teen drama sitcom.
  • Teen Titans - Cartoon series.
  • Punk'd - Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.
  • That's So Raven - Disney Channel sitcom starring Raven-Symone.
  • Without a Trace - TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
  • CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
  • 8 Simple Rules - Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
  • The Wire - American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
  • The Shield - Police drama.
  • 24 - Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
  • Smallville - TV show based on the Superman story.
  • Scrubs - Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
  • Alias - Spy action drama.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise - Prequel to the original Star Trek series.

Cars in 2004.

2004 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick LaCrosse, the Chevrolet Cobalt, the Ford Mustang (fifth generation), the Peugeot 407, the Nissan Note and the Chrysler 300.

Cars in 2004.

Kid's TV shows on January 4th, 2004.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2004.

  • One Tree Hill
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • Teen Titans
  • That's So Raven
  • Jimmy Neutron
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • My Wife and Kids
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Grounded for Life
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Rocket Power
  • Dora the Explorer
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • Bob the Builder
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Wild Thornberrys
  • That '70s Show
  • CatDog
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • 7th Heaven
  • Friends
  • Rugrats

Popular toys and games in 2004.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2004.

  • Beyblades (spinning top toys)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Bratz dolls
  • The PlayStation 2

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2003

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    Action-adventure game based on the film of the same name.

  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003

    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Third-person shooter game.

  • Project Gotham Racing 2 2003

    Project Gotham Racing 2
    Racing game that was released for the Xbox.

  • Manhunt 2003

    Manhunt
    Controversial stealth-based survival horror game.

  • Need for Speed: Underground 2003

    Need for Speed: Underground
    Car racing game.

  • Beyond Good & Evil 2003

    Beyond Good & Evil
    Action-adventure video game.

  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003

    Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
    The second installment in the series.

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2003

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    Action-adventure game that was published by Ubisoft.

  • True Crime: Streets of LA 2003

    True Crime: Streets of LA
    Open world adventure game that was released on the PlayStation 2.

  • Call of Duty 2003

    Call of Duty
    FPS game that was set in World War 2.

  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2003

    Tony Hawk's Underground
    The fifth entry in the series.

  • SSX 3 2003

    SSX 3
    Snowboarding game.

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 3 2003

    Pro Evolution Soccer 3
    Soccer game.

  • The Simpsons Hit & Run 2003

    The Simpsons Hit & Run
    Animated car game that was based on The Simpsons.

  • Soulcalibur II 2003

    Soulcalibur II
    Fighting game that was released on a number of different consoles.

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    RPG game based on the Star Wars movie series.

  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 2003

    Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
    Expansion pack.

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow 2003

    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Released for the Game Boy Advance.

  • Championship Manager 4 2003

    Championship Manager 4
    Football management game.

  • RuneScape 2001

    RuneScape
    MMORPG published by Jagex.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2004.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 4th, 2010 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 4th.

Sir Isaac Newton

Scientist. Deceased
Born on January 4th, 1643
He was not alive on this date.

Alice Cooper

Singer.
Born on January 4th, 1948
He turned 56 on this day in 2004.

Chris Kanyon

Professional wrestler. Deceased
Born on January 4th, 1970
He turned 34 on this day in 2004.

Toni Kroos

Soccer player.
Born on January 4th, 1990
He turned 14 on this day in 2004.

Derrick Henry

NFL player.
Born on January 4th, 1994
He turned 10 on this day in 2004.

Weather on January 4th, 2004.

Historical weather information for January 4th, 2004.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 37.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 4th, 2004.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 2004.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 2004 was most likely conceived around the 27th of March, 2003.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 2004 is close to the 13th of October, 2004.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 2004.

  • A total of 6,501 days have passed since this date.
  • 928 weeks have passed.
  • 561,682,800 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 655,296,600 times.
  • Since January 4th, 2004, the earth has travelled approximately 289,828,324,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 93,613,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 48,304,721 steps. That's about 21,469 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,740,194 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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