Thursday May 20, 2004

US date format: 5/20/2004, UK date format: 20/5/2004

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 20, 2004). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Ella Winter . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Burn by Usher. In UK F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon was in the top 5 hits. The Chronicles of Riddick, directed by David Twohy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Salem's Lot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arunodoyer Agnishikha or Capcom Fighting Evolution.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2004, at May 20 across the years or at May 2004 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 20, 2004?


Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • The Olsen specimen of the US 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent piece (Proof 64 NGC) is sold for $3 million.
  • Chen Shui-bian is sworn into a second term as President of the Republic of China in Taipei, while the High Court has yet to rule on a recount of the presidential election that concluded two days before. About 400 dignitaries, including 15 foreign heads of state, attend. (BBC)
  • United States forces and Iraqi police raid the home of controversial Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmed Chalabi, arresting several members of the Iraqi National Congress and seizing documents. The US severs its financial ties with the group, and accuses it of currency exchange racketeering, theft, and obstructing the Oil for food investigation. (MSNBC)
  • The United States pushes for the UN Security Council to renew Resolution 1487 that would exempt U.S. troops and officials from prosecution by the International Criminal Court. (Reuters) (OneWorld.net)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Country: United States of America

The Notebook

The Notebook

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Country: United States of America

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Country: United States of America

Dear Frankie

Dear Frankie

Directed by: Shona Auerbach

Starring: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 20, 2004?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - If I Ain't Got You
  2. - Burnyoutube
  3. - Overnight Celebrity
  4. - All Falls Down
  5. - I Don't Wanna Know

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Abrazar La Vida
  2. - Creo En El Amor
  3. - Mas Que Tu Amigo
  4. - Te Quise Tanto
  5. - Tu De Que Vas

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Deadwood

Deadwood

Written by:

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Country: United States of America

George and the Dragon

George and the Dragon

Directed by: Tom Reeve

Padre Coraje

Padre Coraje

Directed by: Benito Zambrano

Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters

Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters

Imperium

Imperium

Directed by: Daniel Ragussis

How old am I?

If May 20th, 2004 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 2004?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Worse Than Watergate by John W. Dean

Worse Than Watergate

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Nobody knows more, both from first hand experience and legal expertise, about the abuse of presidential power and their dangers than John Dean, former counsel to President Nixon.

Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy

Belly Laughs

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THE RUNAWAY NATIONAL BESTSELLER Revealing the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the inevitable disfigurement that go along with pregnancy, Jenny McCarthy tells you what you can really expect

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

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Punctuation play at its finest!Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing or leaving out a comma can change the meaning of a …

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at …

The Narrows by Michael Connelly

The Narrows

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FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes--and apparently he has …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee

The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Ubisoft

Arunodoyer Agnishikha

Arunodoyer Agnishikha

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: War, Adventure

Publisher: SHOM Computers Ltd.

Atlantis Evolution

Atlantis Evolution

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS iOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: The Adventure Company

Capcom Fighting Evolution

Capcom Fighting Evolution

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom

Bicycle Casino

Bicycle Casino

Platform: Xbox

Publisher: NA Activision Value; EU Zoo Digital Publishing

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $42.56
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $26.63
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.75
  • General Electric GE: opens at $30.26
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $87.06

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 112.69 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.3681 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2848 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 134.75 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6722 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 20, 2004?

On May 20, 2004 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 20, 2004?

On May 20, 2004 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 20, 2004?

On May 20, 2004 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 20, 2004?

On May 20, 2004 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 20, 2004?

On May 20, 2004 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 20, 2004?

On May 20, 2004 several famous people were born including, Ella Winter.

What was the number one song in May 20, 2004?

The number one song in the week of May 20, 2004 was Burn by Usher in US and F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon in UK.

What were the top hits on May 20, 2004?

The top hits on May 20, 2004 were Burn by Usher, I Don't Wanna Know by Mario Winans, Yeah! by Usher in US and F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon, FURB (F U Right Back) by Frankee, My Band by D12 in UK.


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