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December 24th, 2004.

December 24th, 2004, was a Friday. It was day 359 of 2004. The decade was the 2000s.

17 years, 7 months and 17 days have passed since December 24th, 2004.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On December 24th, 2004, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg
  • United Kingdom: Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid 20

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 24th, 2004.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell
  • My Boo - Usher And Alicia Keys
  • Let Me Love You - Mario
  • Over And Over - Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw
  • 1, 2 Step - Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott
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!
Lemony Snicket

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Lemony Snicket".

Take me back to December 24th, 2004!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is December 24th, 2004, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's Christmas Eve of 2004. The big day is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with people who are trying to do some last-minute shopping. In America, the song Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid 20 is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Lemony Snicket 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Johnnie Cochran, Pope John Paul II, Luther Vandross and Rosa Parks would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Will & Grace", "Smallville", "The Apprentice" and "Boston Legal".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Championship Manager 4", "Beyond Good & Evil", "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and "World of Warcraft". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Jimmy Neutron", "My Life as a Teenage Robot", "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" and "Veronica Mars". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of HitClips audio player, Bratz dolls, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game and the Nintendo DS.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 24th, 2004.

  • How We Do.

    How We Do.

    In November of 2004, rapper The Game released his hit single "How We Do", featuring 50 Cent.

  • The Nintendo DS.

    The Nintendo DS.

    In November of 2004, the Nintendo DS was released.

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

    Rockstar Games released "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" on October 26th, 2004. It quickly became the best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time.

  • 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 2000s, 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 2000s, DVDs started to replace the older VCR tapes. As a result, people no longer had to rewind their tapes before bringing them back to the rental store.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 17 years, 7 months and 17 days have passed since December 24th, 2004.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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: A person born on December 24th, 2004 will be 17 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2004 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1103846400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to December 24th, 2004.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 24th, 2004, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 24th, 2004 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 24th, 2004.

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Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in December, 2004.

TV shows from December, 2004.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Sci-fi series.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
TV show about a Boston law firm.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Lost
Lost
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Joey
Joey
Short-lived spin-off show about the life of Friend's character Joey Tribbiani.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Deadwood
Deadwood
Western television series.

Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.

The Apprentice
The Apprentice
Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Arrested Development
Arrested Development
American sitcom starring Michael Cera.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Reality series about the marriage of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.

The O.C.
The O.C.
Teen drama sitcom.

Punk'd
Punk'd
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.

The Wire
The Wire
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.

The Shield
The Shield
Police drama.

24
24
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

Smallville
Smallville
TV show based on the Superman story.

Scrubs
Scrubs
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.

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 December 24th, 2004.

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

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars

Unfabulous
Unfabulous

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

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom

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

That's So Raven
That's So Raven

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids

Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Static Shock
Static Shock

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2004.

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

The Nintendo DS
The Nintendo DS

RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)

VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)

Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Beyblades (spinning top toys)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Xbox
The Xbox

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

HitClips audio player
HitClips audio player

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in December of 2004.

World of Warcraft 2004
World of Warcraft
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The third game in the series.

Half-Life 2 2004
Half-Life 2
FPS game.

Need for Speed: Underground 2 2004
Need for Speed: Underground 2
Racing game.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap 2004
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Released for the Game Boy Advance.

Halo 2 2004
Halo 2
FPS game that was released for the XBox 360.

Football Manager 2005 2004
Football Manager 2005
Soccer management game.

Killzone 2004
Killzone
FPS game.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 2004
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Construction and management simulation.

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal 2004
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
The third game in the series.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Starring CJ.

The Sims 2 2004
The Sims 2
Life simulation.

Pokémon FireRed Version 2004
Pokémon FireRed Version
Remake of the original Game Boy game.

Counter-Strike: Source 2004
Counter-Strike: Source
FPS game developed by Valve Corporation.

Spider-Man 2 2004
Spider-Man 2
Action-adventure game based on the film of the same name.

Rome: Total War 2004
Rome: Total War
PC strategy game.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Stealth game.

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Third-person shooter game.

Project Gotham Racing 2 2003
Project Gotham Racing 2
Racing game that was released for the Xbox.

Beyond Good & Evil 2003
Beyond Good & Evil
Action-adventure video game.

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
The second installment in the series.

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 you should check out December 24th, 2010 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 24th.

King John

King of England. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1167
He was not alive on this date.

Anthony Fauci

Physician-scientist and immunologist.
Born on December 24th, 1940
He turned 64 on this day in 2004.

Lemmy

English singer. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1945
He turned 59 on this day in 2004.

Kate Spade

American fashion designer. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1962
She turned 42 on this day in 2004.

Ricky Martin

Singer.
Born on December 24th, 1971
He turned 33 on this day in 2004.

Ryan Seacrest

Radio personality.
Born on December 24th, 1974
He turned 30 on this day in 2004.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December.

  • Christmas Eve
Weather details

Weather on December 24th, 2004.

Historical weather information for December 24th, 2004.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 18.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 11.43cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.83 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 24th, 2004.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 24th, 2004.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 24th, 2004 was most likely conceived around April 2nd, 2004.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24th, 2004 is close to September 16th, 2005.

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Stats for December 24th, 2004

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 24th, 2004.

  • A total of 6,439 days have passed since this date.
  • 919 weeks have passed.
  • 556,326,000 seconds have passed since the December 24th, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 649,047,000 times.
  • Since December 24th, 2004, the Earth has travelled approximately 287,064,216,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 92,721,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 47,844,036 steps. That's about 21,264 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,675,912 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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