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August 31st, 2004.

August 31st, 2004, was a Tuesday. It was day 244 of 2004. The decade was the 2000s.

16 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since August 31st, 2004.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 31st, 2004?

  • 18-year-old Wayne Rooney transfers to Manchester United from Everton.
  • Green Day release their single "American Idiot".

Music charts.

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
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!
Exorcist: The Beginning

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Exorcist: The Beginning" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 2004.

Take me back to August 31st, 2004!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 31st, 2004 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. 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.

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. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "JAG", "King of the Hill", "Stargate SG-1" and "Alias". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Simpsons Hit & Run", "Call of Duty", "True Crime: Streets of LA" and "Manhunt". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "My Life as a Teenage Robot", "Drake & Josh" and "Peppa Pig".

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 August 31st, 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 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 "naughties", 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 naughties, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. This meant that you no longer had to rewind your tapes before bringing them back to the rental store!

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 16 years, 10 months and 24 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 16 years of age.
  • Generation: 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.

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 August 31st, 2004, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 2004 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

  • Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
  • Deadwood - Western television series.
  • Pimp My Ride - Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.
  • The Apprentice - Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 31st, 2004.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2004.

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

  • RoboSapien (toy robot)
  • 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.

  • Counter-Strike: Source - FPS game developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Rome: Total War - PC strategy game.
  • Manhunt - Controversial stealth-based survival horror game.
  • Need for Speed: Underground - Car racing game.
  • 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.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 3 - Soccer game.
  • The Simpsons Hit & Run - Animated car game that was based on The Simpsons.

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 August 31st, 2010 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 31st.

Richard Gere

Actor.
Born on August 31st, 1949
He turned 55 on this day in 2004.

Chris Tucker

Actor.
Born on August 31st, 1971
He turned 33 on this day in 2004.

Jeff Hardy

Wrestler.
Born on August 31st, 1977
He turned 27 on this day in 2004.

Weather on August 31st, 2004.

Historical weather information for August 31st, 2004.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.22 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 31st, 2004.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2004.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 2004 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of November, 2003.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 2004 is close to the 10th of June, 2005.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 2004.

  • A total of 6,171 days have passed since this date.
  • 881 weeks have passed.
  • 533,174,400 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 622,036,800 times.
  • Since August 31st, 2004, the earth has travelled approximately 275,117,990,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 88,862,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 45,852,998 steps. That's about 20,379 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,398,093 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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