How many years ago was 2004?

2004 was 20 years ago.

Twenty years have passed between May 25th, 2004, and May 25th, 2024. It was 7,305 days ago.

How long ago was 2004?

To put into perspective how long ago 2004 was:

  • Babies who were born that year can now vote, drive, join the army, and get a mortgage.
  • The teenagers that existed in 2004 are now 33–39 years old.
  • Two decades have passed since then.
  • The iPhone and Android didn't exist. There were no custom app stores.
  • Having a camera on your cellphone was still a relatively new concept. Furthermore, the photos and videos were of very low quality.
  • YouTube and Reddit did not exist.
  • The 9/11 attacks happened only three years prior.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 30 inches since 2004.
  • There have been roughly 1,040 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus, and Chris Brown were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Hey Ya" by Outkast, "The Way You Move" by Outkast, "Slow Jamz" by Twista & Kanye West, "Yeah" by Usher, "Burn" by Usher, and "I Believe" by Fantasia.
  • Films such as "Return of the King", "Along Came Polly", "The Butterfly Effect", "You Got Served", "Barbershop 2", and "50 First Dates" were playing at movie theaters in 2004.
  • George W. Bush was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • The Earth has travelled 90 billion miles through space since 2004.
  • Pope John Paul II was still alive.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe hadn't started.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most people didn't know what a "meme" was.
  • Most cars didn't have Bluetooth.
  • WWE superstar Eddie Guerrero was still alive.
  • Video games such as "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas", "Half-Life 2", "World of Warcraft", "Halo 2", "Counter-Strike: Source", and "Rome: Total War" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 50 centimeters since 2004.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 40–60 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 80 seasons of weather.
  • Pluto was still considered to be a planet.
  • "Lost", "House", "Battlestar Galactica", "Deadwood", "CSI: NY", and "Joey" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was very uncommon.

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