October 3, 2004

October 3, 2004, was a Sunday. It was 19 years, 9 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on October 3, 2004?

  • The first episode of "Desperate Housewives" is aired on television.

Born on October 3, 2004

People who were born on this exact date:

Fictional events

Fictional event

October 3, 2004 relates to a fictional event in a movie, book, game, or television series.

  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004): A heat bloom in the Antarctica is discovered.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 3, 2004:

  • United States: "Goodies" by Ciara
  • United Kingdom: "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 3, 2004

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

  • Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
  • Lean Back - Terror Squad
  • Sunshine - Lil' Flip Featuring Lea
  • My Place - Nelly Featuring Jaheim
  • My Boo - Usher And Alicia Keys
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 Forgotten

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Forgotten" was at the top of the box office on October 3, 2004.


This date occurred 7,222 days ago. Approximately 241 months have passed. It was the 277th day of 2004, in week 40. The decade was the 2000s. Daylight saving time (DST) started in Australia on October 3, 2004, as the clocks went forward by one hour. People who were born on October 3, 2004, are now 19 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2004 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. The Earth has experienced 80 seasons of weather since then.


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Desperate Housewives was one of the biggest shows of the mid-2000s. Whenever I watch an episode, I think of my final years in high school.
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Take me back to October 3, 2004

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is October 3, 2004, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Goodies" by Ciara is at the top of the singles charts, while "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie The Forgotten 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Royle Family", "8 Simple Rules", and "Cold Case".

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 ODB, Dimebag Darrell, Lamont Bentley, and Johnnie Cochran would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "RuneScape", "Tony Hawk's Underground", "Need for Speed: Underground", and "Manhunt". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Caillou", "CatDog", "My Life as a Teenage Robot", and "Danny Phantom".

Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox, Bionicle LEGO, Barbie B-Book Laptop, and Easy-Bake Real Meal.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 3, 2004.

  • Desperate Housewives makes its debut.

    Desperate Housewives makes its debut

    A new comedy-drama series called "Desperate Housewives" was airing on TV.
  • The campaign for the 2004 United States presidential election is underway.

    The campaign for the 2004 United States presidential election is underway

    During this time, incumbent US President George W. Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry were campaigning for the upcoming 2004 United States presidential election.
  • Britney Spears marries Kevin Federline.

    Britney Spears marries Kevin Federline

    On September 18th, 2004, pop singer Britney Spears and backup dancer Kevin Federline were married after dating for three months.
  • 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 October 3, 2004.

  • 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.
  • September 16, 2004:
    • Downfall (2004) is released.
    • Kenneth Bigley, Jack Hensley and Eugene Armstrong are kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group in Iraq.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 3, 2004
  • 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.
  • October 20, 2004: The Linux distribution "Ubuntu" is released.
  • October 23, 2004:
    • Pop star Ashlee Simpson is caught lip syncing on Saturday Night Live.
    • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner make their first public appearance as a couple.
  • October 24, 2004: Battle of the Buffet: A slice of pizza is thrown at Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after his side defeats Arsenal 2-0 in a controversial game, ending their unbeaten run.
  • October 26, 2004: The game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is released.
  • October 27, 2004: The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years.
  • October 29, 2004: The horror movie Saw (2004) is released.
  • November 1, 2004:
    • Rap star Mac Dre is shot dead in Kansas City, Missouri.
    • Music producer Terry Knight is stabbed to death by his teenage daughter's boyfriend.
    • Daddy Yankee releases the single "Gasolina".
  • November 2, 2004: Incumbent US President George W. Bush is re-elected after defeating Democrat candidate John Kerry.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3, 2004, will have the star sign Libra.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 3, 2004 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 2004

Television shows that people were watching in October 2004:

TV shows from October 2004.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
Boston Legal
Boston Legal
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

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 October 2004

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

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars

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

Toys in 2004

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

V. Smile TV Learning System
V. Smile TV Learning System
Furreal Luv Cubs
Furreal Luv Cubs
Baby Annabell
Baby Annabell
Tamagotchi Connection
Tamagotchi Connection
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 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 October 3, 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 October 3, 2010, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 3.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Musician Deceased
Born on October 3, 1954
He was not alive on this date.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Born on October 3, 1954
He turned 50 on this day in 2004.

Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee

Born on October 3, 1962
He turned 42 on this day in 2004.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Born on October 3, 1969
She turned 35 on this day in 2004.

Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson

Backstreet Boys
Born on October 3, 1971
He turned 33 on this day in 2004.

Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell

Born on October 3, 1973
She turned 31 on this day in 2004.

India Arie

India Arie

Born on October 3, 1975
She turned 29 on this day in 2004.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Soccer player
Born on October 3, 1981
He turned 23 on this day in 2004.

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson

Born on October 3, 1984
She turned 20 on this day in 2004.



National holidays and famous events that fall on October 3:


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 3, 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 October 3, 2004 was most likely conceived around January 11, 2004.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3, 2004 is close to June 26, 2005.

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Stats for October 3, 2004


Here are some interesting statistics about October 3, 2004:

  • 7,222 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,031 weeks have passed.
  • 623,980,800 seconds have passed since October 3, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 727,977,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 321,974,092,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 103,996,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 53,662,349 steps. That's roughly 23,850 miles.
  • 7,487,770 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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