October 20th, 2004

October 20th, 2004, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 294 of 2004. The decade was the 2000s.

16 years, 1 months and 16 days have passed since October 20th, 2004.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 20th, 2004:

  • The Linux distribution "Ubuntu" is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 20th, 2004:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Shark Tale" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 20th, 2004 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 2004 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations. In America, the song Goodies by Ciara is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Call On Me by Eric Prydz is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Shark Tale is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister.

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 "Will & Grace", "Futurama", "Joey" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty", "Manhunt", "Rome: Total War" and "Counter-Strike: Source". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "The Fairly OddParents", "Teen Titans" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 2", "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game", "Beyblades (spinning top toys)" and "RoboSapien (toy robot)".


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 October 20th, 2004.

  • Million Dollar Baby

    "Million Dollar Baby" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • Britney Spears

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 16 years, 1 months and 16 days have passed since October 20th, 2004.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 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 October 20th, 2004, will be 16 years of age.
  • People born in 2004 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1098226800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 20th, 2004:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 20th, 2004, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2004 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 20th, 2004 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide - Nickelodeon TV show about the adventures of middle school teenager Ned Bigby.
  • Joey - Short-lived spin-off show about the life of Friend's character Joey Tribbiani.
  • Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
  • Deadwood - Western television series.
  • 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.

2004 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2004.

  • Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
  • Veronica Mars
  • Unfabulous
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
  • 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
  • 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:

  • RoboSapien (toy robot)
  • Beyblades (spinning top toys)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 20th, 2004:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 48.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President

Who was the US President on October 20th, 2004?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 20th, 2004?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 20th, 2004 was probably conceived around the 11th of January, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20th, 2004 is the 30th of July, 2005. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 20th, 2004.

  • 5,890 days have passed since this date.
  • 508,899,600 seconds have passed since the October 20th, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 593,716,200 times.
  • Since October 20th, 2004, earth has travelled approximately 262,592,193,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 84,816,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 43,765,366 steps. That's about 19,451 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,106,795 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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