Wednesday December 29, 2004

US date format: 12/29/2004, UK date format: 29/12/2004

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 29, 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. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Let Me Love You by Mario. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 20 was in the top 5 hits. Americano, directed by Kevin Noland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Committed. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Core: Formula Front or BloodRayne 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2004, at December 29 across the years or at December 2004 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 29, 2004?


Holidays

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)

Events

  • The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announces its support for Mustafa Al-Barghouti in the 2005 Palestinian presidential election. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)
  • For the fifth straight business day, the U.S. dollar hits a new low against the euro: 1.3646 USD to 1 EUR. (AP)
  • 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake: The death toll from the Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent tsunamis on December 26 reaches more than 80,000. (washingtonpost.com)The Red Cross issues a statement saying that the number of dead is likely to rise above 100,000. (BBC)The United States, Australia, Japan and India have formed an international coalition to lead aid efforts after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. (BBC)
  • The death toll from the Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent tsunamis on December 26 reaches more than 80,000. (washingtonpost.com)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Country: United States of America

The Incredibles

The Incredibles

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Country: United States of America

Rory O'Shea Was Here

Rory O'Shea Was Here

Directed by: Damien O'Donnell

Starring: James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King

A Very Long Engagement

A Very Long Engagement

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 29, 2004?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  2. - Drop It Like It's Hot
  3. - 1, 2 Step
  4. - Soldier
  5. - Lovers And Friends

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  2. - Drop It Like It's Hot
  3. - Soldier
  4. - Lovers And Friends
  5. - 1, 2 Step

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor
  2. - Me Dedique A Perderte
  3. - Dame Otro Tequila
  4. - Todo El Ano
  5. - Porque Es Tan Cruel El Amor
Sport Games on December 29, 2004

Sport Games on December 29, 2004


Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Airdrie Utd - Queen of Sth : 2 - 0
  • Hamilton - St Johnstone : 0 - 3
  • Partick - Falkirk : 2 - 1
  • Raith Rvs - Ross County : 1 - 4
See all Football game results of December 29, 2004

League 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Hull - Doncaster : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of December 29, 2004

League 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cheltenham - Bristol Rvs : 1 - 1
  • Lincoln - Grimsby : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of December 29, 2004

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Newcastle - Arsenal : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 29, 2004

TV Series

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

Battlestar Galactica

Written by:

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Country: United States of America

Huff

Huff

Directed by: Paul Morrell

Committed

Committed

Directed by: Stelana Kliris

Fungus the Bogeyman

Fungus the Bogeyman

Directed by: Stuart Orme

In Good Company

In Good Company

Directed by: Paul Weitz

How old am I?

If December 29th, 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

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

A Redbird Christmas

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With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an

The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner

The Godfather Returns

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THE MISSING YEARS FROM THE GREATEST CRIME SAGA OF ALL TIMEThirty-five years ago, Mario Puzo’s great American tale, The Godfather, was published, and popular culture was indelibly changed.

Whiteout by Ken Follett

Whiteout

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From #1 international bestselling author Ken Follett, the gripping thriller Whiteout... Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel.

Sharing Good Times by Jimmy Carter

Sharing Good Times

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In this wonderfully evocative volume, Jimmy Carter writes about the things that matter most, the simple relaxed days and nights that he has enjoyed with family and friends through the years

The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

The Christmas Thief

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Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale.Alvirah

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blinx 2

Blinx 2

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Sega Superstars

Sega Superstars

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sega

EyeToy: Antigrav

EyeToy: Antigrav

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Extreme Sports

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Armored Core: Formula Front

Armored Core: Formula Front

Platform: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: Agetec

BloodRayne 2

BloodRayne 2

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, hack and slash

Publisher: NA Majesco Games; EU THQ; NA SCEA (PSN)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $50.81
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $63.80
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.85
  • General Electric GE: opens at $36.57
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $97.81

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 103.8 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.212 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1332 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 141.22 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.7092 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 29, 2004?

On December 29, 2004 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 29, 2004?

On December 29, 2004 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 29, 2004?

On December 29, 2004 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 29, 2004?

On December 29, 2004 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 29, 2004?

On December 29, 2004 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on December 29, 2004?

Famous people died on December 29, 2004 include, Julius Axelrod, Liddy Holloway, Ken Burkhart.

What was the number one song in December 29, 2004?

The number one song in the week of December 29, 2004 was Let Me Love You by Mario in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 20 in UK.

What were the top hits on December 29, 2004?

The top hits on December 29, 2004 were Let Me Love You by Mario, Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg, 1, 2 Step by Ciara in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 20, Against All Odds by Steve Brookstein, I'll Stand By You by Girls Aloud in UK.


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