January 23, 2004

January 23, 2004, was a Friday. It was 20 years, 2 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 23, 2004:

  • It is announced that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have broken up.
Song charts

Popular songs

On January 23, 2004, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Hey Ya" by Outkast
  • United Kingdom: "All This Time" by Michelle McManus

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 23, 2004

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Hey Ya! - OutKast
  • The Way You Move - OutKast Featuring Sleepy Brown
  • Milkshake - Kelis
  • You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys
  • Stand Up - Ludacris Featuring Shawnna
Play the top singles from 2004
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2004. Take a trip back to the days of Usher, Lil Jon, Outkast and Britney Spears!
The Butterfly Effect

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Butterfly Effect".


This date occurred 7,393 days ago. Approximately 246 months have passed. It was the 23rd day of 2004, in week 04. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on January 23, 2004, are now 20 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2004 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 82 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


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The date is January 23, 2004, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song "Hey Ya" by Outkast is at the top of the singles charts, while "All This Time" by Michelle McManus is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie The Butterfly Effect is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "The Shield", "Two and a Half Men", and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". 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. People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer viruses.

Smartphones don't exist yet. There are no Androids or iPhones. Cameras on phones are quickly becoming the norm. However, the photographs that they take are still lacking in quality. Internet users are using MSN Messenger and AIM to chat with each other online.

A flash animation of badgers singing "badger, badger, badger" has become a viral hit 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 still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City", "Tony Hawk's Underground", "Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando", and "Project Gotham Racing 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "CatDog", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Jackie Chan Adventures", and "Invader Zim". Children are playing with toys such as Beyblades (spinning top toys), LEGO Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets, Lamaze Octotunes, and Namco TV Games.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 23, 2004.

  • Bennifer comes to an end.

    Bennifer comes to an end

    It was around this time that Jennifer Lopez confirmed to the press that her engagement with Ben Affleck had come to an end. Three months previously, the couple had postponed their marriage due to "excessive media attention."
  • Harold Shipman commits suicide.

    Harold Shipman commits suicide

    English doctor and convicted serial killer Harold Shipman hanged himself in his cell at Wakefield Prison on January 13th, 2004. Three years prior, in 2001, Shipman had been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of murdering 15 patients.
  • "Toxic".


    Pop star Britney Spears released her new song "Toxic" in mid-January 2004. The song reached the top five in 15 countries.
  • Drake & Josh make their debut.

    Drake & Josh make their debut

    The first episode of the teen sitcom "Drake & Josh" was aired on Nickelodeon on January 11th, 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 named the Time Person of the Year for 2004. This was due to his election victory over Democratic Party challenger John Kerry.
  • Britney Spears.

    Britney Spears

    Pop singer Britney Spears was named 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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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.
  • Bushisms.


    There were books, websites, and posters dedicated to "Bushisms", which were verbal mishaps by US President George W. Bush. Example: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
  • The rise of camera phones.

    The rise of camera phones

    Camera phones started becoming increasingly common in 2003 and 2004. However, their picture quality was pixelated and blurry.
  • Ugg boots.

    Ugg boots

    Sheepskin-lined kicks called "Ugg boots" were in style. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton helped popularize the craze.
  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.
  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores

    MP3 sharing on the Internet became extremely common in the early-to-mid 2000s. MP3 players were taking over, and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were being phased out. As downloads surged, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the new digital age.
  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
  • DVDs are replacing VCR tapes.

    DVDs are replacing VCR tapes

    DVDs were starting to replace VCR tapes. As a result, you no longer had to rewind your tapes before you brought them back to the rental store.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 23, 2004.

  • December 26, 2003: A massive earthquake hits southeastern Iran. Over 40 thousand people are reportedly killed in the Iranian city of Bam.
  • January 3, 2004: 148 people die when Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea shortly after takeoff.
  • January 4, 2004: The social networking website Facebook is officially launched.
  • January 8, 2004: The first episode of "The Apprentice" is aired.
  • January 11, 2004:
    • The domain name for Facebook is first registered.
    • The first episode of "Drake & Josh" is aired on Nickelodeon.
  • January 13, 2004:
    • Britney Spears releases her single "Toxic".
    • Serial killer Harold Shipman hangs himself in his cell.
  • January 16, 2004:
    • Rapper J-Kwon releases his song "Tipsy".
    • The first issue of the British "lad's mag" Nuts is released.
  • January 20, 2004: The trial of Martha Stewart for securities fraud begins in New York City.
  • January 21, 2004: The first episode of the reality TV series "'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave" airs on MTV.
  • This date: January 23, 2004
  • January 24, 2004: The social network Orkut is founded.
  • January 27, 2004:
    • Usher releases his single "Yeah!".
    • Maroon 5 release their song "This Love".
  • January 29, 2004: The British "lad's mag" Zoo is launched.
  • February 1, 2004:
    • Super Bowl XXXVIII: The New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers by 32-29 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
    • Janet Jackon's "wardrobe malfunction" occurs during her halftime performance with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
  • February 2, 2004: Scottie Pippen plays his final NBA game.
  • February 3, 2004: R&B artist Mario Winans releases the song "I Don't Wanna Know", featuring P. Diddy.
  • February 4, 2004: The social networking website Facebook is founded.
  • February 10, 2004:
    • The image-hosting website Flickr is launched.
    • Kanye West releases his debut studio album "The College Dropout".
  • February 13, 2004: 50 First Dates (2004), starring Adam Sandler, is released.
  • February 14, 2004: The final episode of the Disney series Lizzie McGuire is aired.
  • February 17, 2004: Alicia Keys releases the song "If I Ain't Got You".
  • February 22, 2004: The last episode of Sex and the City is aired.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 23, 2004, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2004 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 23, 2004 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in January 2004

In January 2004, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from January 2004.

The Apprentice
The Apprentice
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Arrested Development
Arrested Development
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Cold Case
Cold Case
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
The O.C.
The O.C.
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 2004

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Dave the Barbarian
Dave the Barbarian
Drake & Josh
Drake & Josh
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

My Life as a Teenage Robot
My Life as a Teenage Robot
Teen Titans
Teen Titans
All Grown Up! (Rugrats)
All Grown Up! (Rugrats)
That's So Raven
That's So Raven
Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron
Kim Possible
Kim Possible

Toys in 2004

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Cosmolight Alien Eggs
Cosmolight Alien Eggs
Mighty Beanz
Mighty Beanz
Ello Creation System
Ello Creation System
Easy-Bake Real Meal
Easy-Bake Real Meal
VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)
Gogo My Walkin Pup
Gogo My Walkin Pup
Namco TV Games
Namco TV Games
Bulls Eye Ball
Bulls Eye Ball
Justice League Figures
Justice League Figures
LEGO Clikits
LEGO Clikits
Hokey Pokey Elmo
Hokey Pokey Elmo
Lamaze Octotunes
Lamaze Octotunes
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 2004.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2003
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Project Gotham Racing 2 2003
Project Gotham Racing 2
Manhunt 2003
Need for Speed: Underground 2003
Need for Speed: Underground
Beyond Good & Evil 2003
Beyond Good & Evil
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2003
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
True Crime: Streets of LA 2003
True Crime: Streets of LA
Call of Duty 2003
Call of Duty
Tony Hawk's Underground 2003
Tony Hawk's Underground
FIFA Football 2004 2003
FIFA Football 2004

Were you born on January 23, 2004?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 23, 2010, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 23.

Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs

Comedian Deceased
Born on January 23, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

Marc Nelson

Marc Nelson

Boyz II Men
Born on January 23, 1971
He turned 33 on this day in 2004.

Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen

Born on January 23, 1974
She turned 30 on this day in 2004.

Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben

Soccer player
Born on January 23, 1984
He turned 20 on this day in 2004.



Born on January 23, 1986
He turned 18 on this day in 2004.



Rapper Deceased
Born on January 23, 1998
He turned 6 on this day in 2004.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 23, 2004.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 23, 2004 was most likely conceived around May 2, 2003.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 23, 2004 is close to October 15, 2004.

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Stats for January 23, 2004


Here are some interesting statistics about January 23, 2004:

  • 7,393 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,056 weeks have passed.
  • 638,751,600 seconds have passed since January 23, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 745,210,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 329,595,825,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 106,458,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 54,932,638 steps. That's roughly 24,415 miles.
  • 7,665,019 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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