December 26, 2004

December 26, 2004, was a Sunday. It was 19 years, 5 months, and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on December 26, 2004:

  • 230,000 people are killed when an earthquake in the Indian Ocean causes a tsunami.
Song charts

Popular songs

On December 26, 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" by Snoop Dogg
  • United Kingdom: "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band Aid 20

The music charts on December 26, 2004

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

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

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Lemony Snicket".


This date was 7,111 days ago. Approximately 237 months have passed. It was the 361st day of 2004, in week 52. The decade was the 2000s. The start of 2005 was just 5 days away. 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. 79 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 26, 2004

Let's go back to the 2000s.

It is Sunday, December 26, 2004. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

Christmas Day of 2004 has just passed, and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. In America, the song "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg is at the top of the singles charts, while "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band Aid 20 is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Lemony Snicket 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 Lamont Bentley, Johnnie Cochran, Pope John Paul II, and Luther Vandross would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "That '70s Show", "The Shield", and "Punk'd".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Soulcalibur II", "Rome: Total War", "Counter-Strike: Source", and "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "My Wife and Kids", "The Proud Family", and "Drake & Josh". Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 2, Bratz Stylin' Salon 'N' Spa, Bulls Eye Ball, and Baby Annabell.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 26, 2004.

  • Christmas Day 2004 has just passed.

    Christmas Day 2004 has just passed

    Christmas Day of 2004 had just passed. Many people were relaxing, meeting up with friends, and spending time with their families.
  • 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

    2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    On December 26th, 2004, over 227,000 people were killed after a devastating tsunami struck Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and a number of other countries near the Indian Ocean.
  • How We Do.

    How We Do

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

    The Nintendo DS

    The Nintendo DS was released in November 2004.
  • 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 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 December 26, 2004.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 26, 2004.

  • November 29, 2004: Natasha Bedingfield releases her single "Unwritten".
  • November 30, 2004: Rapper Jay-Z and rock band Linkin Park release the collaborative album "Collision Course".
  • December 1, 2004: Kevin Rose creates the first profile on social news website Digg.
  • December 3, 2004: Cali Cartel leader Rodriguez Orejuela is extradited to the United States.
  • December 6, 2004: Internet culture: The viral video "Numa Numa Dance" is released.
  • December 7, 2004: 2Pac's posthumous album "Loyal to the Game" is released.
  • December 8, 2004: Pantera founder Dimebag Darrell is shot and killed onstage.
  • December 10, 2004: The Phantom of the Opera (2004) is released in cinemas.
  • December 11, 2004:
    • Steve Brookstein wins The X Factor.
    • Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 13, 2004:
    • Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko is awarded the 2004 Ballon d'Or.
    • Jay-Z and Linkin Park release the song "Numb/Encore".
  • December 14, 2004: Gwen Stefani releases the song "Rich Girl".
  • December 15, 2004:
    • Million Dollar Baby (2004) is released in cinemas.
    • UK politics: Home Secretary David Blunkett resigns amid allegations that he fast-tracked a visa application for his ex-lover's nanny.
  • December 20, 2004: £26.5 million is stolen from the headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • December 21, 2004: National Treasure (2004), starring Nicholas Cage, is released in cinemas.
  • This date: December 26, 2004
  • January 4, 2005: Irish Crime: 11-year-old Robert Holohan goes missing in Cork, Ireland.
  • January 7, 2005: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announce their separation.
  • January 9, 2005:
    • The single "Bad Day" is released by Daniel Powter.
    • The first episode of the comedy drama series "Zoey 101" is aired on Nickelodeon.
  • January 11, 2005: The game Resident Evil 4 is released.
  • January 14, 2005:
    • Coach Carter (2005) is released.
    • German fashion designer Rudolph Moshammer is found murdered at his mansion in Munich.
    • Photographs of Prince Harry wearing a Nazi costume are published.
    • It is announced that the English pop punk band "Busted" are splitting up.
  • January 15, 2005: The single "Candy Shop" is released by rapper 50 Cent.
  • January 18, 2005:
    • The first episode of the reality TV show "My Super Sweet 16" is aired on MTV.
    • Rapper The Game releases his debut studio album "The Documentary".
  • January 20, 2005: Jamaican dancehall star "Bogle" is shot dead outside of a gas station in Kingston.
  • January 21, 2005: The first episode of "American Dragon: Jake Long" is aired on Disney Channel.
  • January 23, 2005: American television host Johnny Carson passes away after suffering from emphysema.
  • January 24, 2005: Former Irish Justice Minister Ray Burke is sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion.
  • January 25, 2005: AOL discontinues its Usenet service.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26, 2004 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2004

In December 2004, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 2004.

Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
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

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 26, 2004

If you were a kid on December 26, 2004, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Backyardigans
The Backyardigans
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
Maya & Miguel
Maya & Miguel

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

Popular toys and games in 2004

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Nintendo DS
The Nintendo DS
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 2004.

World of Warcraft 2004
World of Warcraft
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Half-Life 2 2004
Half-Life 2
Need for Speed: Underground 2 2004
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap 2004
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Halo 2 2004
Halo 2
Football Manager 2005 2004
Football Manager 2005
Killzone 2004
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 2004
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal 2004
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
FIFA Football 2005 2004
FIFA Football 2005

Were you born on December 26, 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 December 26, 2010, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 26.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Chinese leader Deceased
Born on December 26, 1893
He was not alive on this date.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector

American record producer Deceased
Born on December 26, 1939
He turned 65 on this day in 2004.

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich

Born on December 26, 1963
He turned 41 on this day in 2004.

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix
Born on December 26, 1992
She turned 12 on this day in 2004.



TikTok personality Deceased
Born on December 26, 2002
He turned 2 on this day in 2004.



National holidays and famous events that fall on December 26:


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 26, 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 December 26, 2004 was most likely conceived around April 4, 2004.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26, 2004 is close to September 18, 2005.

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Stats for December 26, 2004


Here are some interesting statistics about December 26, 2004:

  • 7,111 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,015 weeks have passed.
  • 614,386,800 seconds have passed since December 26, 2004.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 716,784,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 317,023,588,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,397,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 52,837,265 steps. That's roughly 23,483 miles.
  • 7,372,642 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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