September 16, 2004

September 16, 2004, was a Thursday. It was 19 years and 9 months ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 16, 2004:

  • Downfall (2004) is released.
  • Kenneth Bigley, Jack Hensley and Eugene Armstrong are kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group in Iraq.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 16, 2004:

  • United States: "Goodies" by Ciara
  • United Kingdom: "Real To Me" by Brian McFadden

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 16, 2004

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
  • Lean Back - Terror Squad
  • Sunshine - Lil' Flip Featuring Lea
  • My Place - Nelly Featuring Jaheim
  • Dip It Low - Christina Milian
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!
Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Top movie

The movie "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 7,213 days ago. Approximately 240 months have passed. It was the 260th day of 2004, in week 38. 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. We have gone through approximately 80 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 16, 2004

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, September 16, 2004. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Goodies" by Ciara is at the top of the singles charts, while "Real To Me" by Brian McFadden is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Resident Evil: Apocalypse 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 "JAG", "Star Trek: Enterprise", "24", and "8 Simple Rules".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time", "Project Gotham Racing 2", "Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne", and "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Caillou", "Grounded for Life", "Romeo!", and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide". Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Beyblades (spinning top toys), and LEGO Clikits.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 16, 2004.

  • The Sims 2.

    The Sims 2

    A new life simulation game called "The Sims 2" had just been released.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 16, 2004.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 16, 2004.

  • 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.
  • September 12, 2004: Snoop Dogg releases the single "Drop It Like It's Hot".
  • September 14, 2004:
    • The game Call of Duty: United Offensive is released.
    • The Sims 2 is released.
  • This date: September 16, 2004
  • September 18, 2004: Britney Spears and American dancer Kevin Federline are married.
  • September 19, 2004: Golf: Europe wins the 2004 Ryder Cup at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
  • September 20, 2004: Legendary soccer manager Brian Clough passes away.
  • September 22, 2004:
    • The game "Rome: Total War" is released.
    • WWE wrestler Big Boss Man (Raymond Traylor, Jr.) dies of a heart attack.
    • The first episode of teen noir mystery drama "Veronica Mars" is aired on television.
    • The first episode of "Lost" is aired on television.
  • September 23, 2004: Hurricane Jeanne causes the deaths of over 3,000 people in Haiti.
  • September 27, 2004: The song "Blinded by the Lights" is released by The Streets.
  • September 28, 2004: Soccer: 18-year-old Wayne Rooney makes his debut for Manchester United.
  • October 2, 2004: Irish TV channel "Network Two" is rebranded as RTÉ Two.
  • October 3, 2004: The first episode of "Desperate Housewives" is aired on television.
  • October 4, 2004: Nginx is released.
  • October 6, 2004: The first episode of "Ghost Hunters" is aired.
  • October 7, 2004: British civil engineer Kenneth Bigley is beheaded by an Islamic extremist group in Iraq.
  • October 10, 2004: Superman star Christopher Reeve passes away.
  • October 11, 2004: The animated series "The Backyardigans" premieres on Nickelodeon.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 16, 2004, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 16, 2004 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 16, 2004

TV audiences were watching the following shows on September 16, 2004:

TV shows from September 2004.

Dog the Bounty Hunter
Dog the Bounty Hunter
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

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 September 16, 2004

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

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

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

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 September 2004.

The Sims 2 2004
The Sims 2
Pokémon FireRed Version 2004
Pokémon FireRed Version
Counter-Strike: Source 2004
Counter-Strike: Source
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

Were you born on September 16, 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 September 16, 2010, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 16.

Charles Haughey

Charles Haughey

Irish prime minister Deceased
Born on September 16, 1925
He turned 79 on this day in 2004.

B.B. King

B.B. King

Musician Deceased
Born on September 16, 1925
He turned 79 on this day in 2004.

Peter Falk

Peter Falk

Actor Deceased
Born on September 16, 1927
He turned 77 on this day in 2004.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke

Born on September 16, 1952
He turned 52 on this day in 2004.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Born on September 16, 1956
He turned 48 on this day in 2004.

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

Born on September 16, 1992
He turned 12 on this day in 2004.



Internet personality
Born on September 16, 1993
He turned 11 on this day in 2004.



National holidays and famous events that fall on September 16:


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on September 16, 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 September 16, 2004 was most likely conceived around December 25, 2003.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 16, 2004 is close to June 9, 2005.

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Stats for September 16, 2004


Here are some interesting statistics about September 16, 2004:

  • 7,213 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,030 weeks have passed.
  • 623,203,200 seconds have passed since September 16, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 727,070,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 321,572,851,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 103,867,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 53,595,475 steps. That's roughly 23,820 miles.
  • 7,478,438 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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