August 6, 2004

August 6, 2004, was a Friday. It was 19 years, 11 months, and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on August 6, 2004?

  • Nadia Almada wins the 5th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • American musician Rick James passes away at the age of 56.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 6, 2004:

  • United States: "Slow Motion" by Juvenile
  • United Kingdom: "Thunderbirds Are Go" by Busted

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 6, 2004

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Confessions Part II - Usher
  • Slow Motion - Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim
  • Burn - Usher
  • Lean Back - Terror Squad
  • If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Play the top songs from 2004
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2004. Take a trip back to the days of Usher, Lil Jon, Outkast and Britney Spears!

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Collateral" was at the top of the box office on August 6, 2004.


This date was 7,281 days ago. Approximately 243 months have passed. It was the 219th day of 2004, in week 32. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 19 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2004 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 81 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 6, 2004

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, August 6, 2004. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 2004 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Slow Motion" by Juvenile is at the top of the singles charts, while "Thunderbirds Are Go" by Busted is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Collateral is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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.

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 Brian Clough, Big Boss Man, ODB, and Dimebag Darrell would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Futurama", "Smallville", "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", and "Deadwood".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "RuneScape", "Beyond Good & Evil", "Project Gotham Racing 2", and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Johnny Bravo", "That '70s Show", "That's So Raven", and "One Tree Hill". Popular toys at the moment include Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa, Barbie B-Book Laptop, Kasey the Kinderbot, and Cosmolight Alien Eggs.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 6, 2004.

  • Rugrats comes to an end.

    Rugrats comes to an end

    The final episode of the animated series "Rugrats" was aired on Nickelodeon on August 1st, 2004. The show had been running since August 1991.
  • 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?

Notable events that happened close to August 6, 2004.

  • July 7, 2004: King Arthur (2004) is released.
  • July 9, 2004: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) is released.
  • July 10, 2004: Ireland: Oxegen 2004 takes place at Punchestown Racecourse. The Cure, The Strokes and the Kings of Leon are among the acts that play.
  • July 15, 2004: I, Robot (2004), starring Will Smith, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 16, 2004:
    • Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison for conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding and making false statements.
    • Wrestling: The WWE releases Rikishi from his contract.
  • July 19, 2004: The song "Dry Your Eyes" is released by The Streets.
  • July 20, 2004: Football: Didier Drogba agrees to join Chelsea.
  • July 23, 2004: The Bourne Supremacy (2004) is released.
  • July 26, 2004: Busted release the song "Thunderbirds Are Go".
  • July 30, 2004:
    • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) is released.
    • The Village (2004) is released.
    • Boxing: British boxer Danny Williams defeats Mike Tyson.
  • August 1, 2004:
    • The last episode of the cartoon TV series "Rugrats" is aired.
    • 374 people lose their lives after the Ycuá Bolaños V supermarket catches fire in Asunción, Paraguay.
  • August 2, 2004: Apple CEO Steve Job announces that he has had a cancerous tumor removed from his pancreas.
  • This date: August 6, 2004
  • August 13, 2004: Soccer: Liverpool striker Michael Owen signs for Real Madrid.
  • August 16, 2004: The first episode of the Icelandic children's series "LazyTown" is aired.
  • August 24, 2004: 90 people die after two Chechen female suicide bombers detonate explosives on two domestic passenger flights taking off from Moscow, Russia.
  • August 29, 2004: OutKast's "Hey Ya!" wins Video of the Year at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 30, 2004: Soccer: Newcastle manager Bobby Robson is sacked by the club.
  • August 31, 2004:
    • 18-year-old Wayne Rooney transfers to Manchester United from Everton.
    • Green Day release their single "American Idiot".
    • The reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" debuts on A&E.
  • September 1, 2004:
    • A judge dismisses all sexual assault charges against NBA star Kobe Bryant.
    • Beslan school siege: Chechen terrorists occupy a school and take hostages in Beslan, North Ossetia, Russia.
  • September 3, 2004: 385 people lose their lives when the Beslan school hostage crisis ends in Russia.
  • September 4, 2004: The first episode of The X Factor is aired.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 6, 2004, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2004 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 6, 2004 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2004

The following TV shows were popular in August 2004:

TV shows from August 2004.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
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.

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

Kids TV shows on August 6, 2004

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2004:

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
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

Popular toys and games in 2004

Toys and games that were popular in 2004:

RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 2004.

Spider-Man 2 2004
Spider-Man 2
Rome: Total War 2004
Rome: Total War
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
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

Were you born on August 6, 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 August 6, 2010, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 6.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

American artist Deceased
Born on August 6, 1928
He was not alive on this date.

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell

Spice Girls
Born on August 6, 1972
She turned 32 on this day in 2004.

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie

Dutch soccer player
Born on August 6, 1983
He turned 21 on this day in 2004.

JonBenét Ramsey

JonBenét Ramsey

American child beauty queen Deceased
Born on August 6, 1990
She was not alive on this date.

Nessa Barrett

Nessa Barrett

Internet personality
Born on August 6, 2002
She turned 2 on this day in 2004.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 6, 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 August 6, 2004 was most likely conceived around November 14, 2003.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 6, 2004 is close to April 29, 2005.

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Stats for August 6, 2004


Here are some interesting statistics about August 6, 2004:

  • 7,281 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,040 weeks have passed.
  • 629,078,400 seconds have passed since August 6, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 733,924,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 324,604,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 104,846,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 54,100,742 steps. That's roughly 24,045 miles.
  • 7,548,941 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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