August 31st, 2004, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 244 of 2004. The decade was the 2000s.
15 years, 10 months and 15 days have passed since August 31st, 2004.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 31st, 2004:
18-year-old Wayne Rooney transfers to Manchester United from Everton.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2004:
United States: Lean Back - Terror Squad
United Kingdom: These Words - Natasha Bedingfield
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Exorcist: The Beginning" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 31st, 2004 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 2004 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Lean Back by Terror Squad is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, These Words by Natasha Bedingfield is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Exorcist: The Beginning is at the top of the Box Office. A popular software program called LimeWire is being used by many people to share MP3 files (and viruses).
Internet users are using MSN Messenger 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "King of the Hill", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Teen Titans" and "Arrested Development".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Simpsons Hit & Run", "True Crime: Streets of LA", "Manhunt" and "Rome: Total War". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Bob the Builder", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Peppa Pig". Popular toys include the likes of "Bratz (dolls)", "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game", "Beyblades (spinning top toys)" and "RoboSapien".
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 August 31st, 2004.
Million Dollar Baby
"Million Dollar Baby" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
15 years, 10 months and 15 days have passed since August 31st, 2004.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 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 August 31st, 2004, will be 15 years of age.
People born in 2004 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1093906800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 2004:
August 6th, 2004: Nadia Almada wins the 5th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 2004, will have the star sign Virgo.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2004 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 2004 falls under the Bear.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Deadwood - Western television series.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Arrested Development - American sitcom starring Michael Cera.
One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
The O.C. - Teen drama sitcom.
Teen Titans - Cartoon series.
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.
8 Simple Rules - Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.
2004 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2004.
"LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "Drake & Josh" - "One Tree Hill" - "My Life as a Teenage Robot" - "Teen Titans" - "That's So Raven" - "Jimmy Neutron" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "My Wife and Kids" - "Grounded for Life" - "Malcolm in the Middle" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "Bob the Builder" - "The Powerpuff Girls" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "7th Heaven"
2004 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2004:
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of August:
True Crime: Streets of LA - Open world adventure game that was released on the PlayStation 2.
Call of Duty - FPS game that was set in World War 2.
The Simpsons Hit & Run - Animated car game that was based on The Simpsons.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 2004.
5,797 days have passed since this date.
500,860,800 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2004.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 584,337,600 times.
Since August 31st, 2004, earth has travelled approximately 258,444,172,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 83,476,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 43,074,029 steps. That's about 19,144 miles!
Since this date, 6,010,330 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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