February 2004 calendar

February 2004

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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.

But much more happened on February 2004: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2004?


  • 01 Feb 2004 Janet Jackson's breasts are exposed during Super Bowl XXXVIII's half-time broadcast. This led to US broadcasters adhering more strictly to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.
  • 02 Feb 2004 Roger Federer, a Swiss tennis player, becomes the No. Roger Federer, a Swiss tennis player, is now the No. 1 singles player. This record-breaking position will be his for 237 weeks.
  • 03 Feb 2004 According to the US Central Intelligence Agency, there was no imminent threat of weapons of mass destruction prior to 2003's invasion of Iraq.
  • 04 Feb 2004 Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, the most popular online social network.
  • 05 Feb 2004 John Hench dies, at age 95. Hench was the longest-serving Disney employee for 64 years. He was an animator and participated in the creation all Disney parks.
  • 06 Feb 2004 41 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Moscow's metro.
  • 07 Feb 2004 A car bomb attack on a south-facing police station in Baghdad results in at least 50 deaths.
  • 08 Feb 2004 2004 Democratic presidential primaries. John Kerry wins the Democratic caucus of Maine with 45 percent. Howard Dean is second with 27 percent. John Edwards (8%) and Dennis Kucinich (16%) are close behind. Wesley Clark (4%) is in the last.
  • 09 Feb 2004 Some Swedes are offended by Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden's, praises for Sultan and Yang di Pertuan Negara Brunai Hassanal Bolkiah.
  • 10 Feb 2004 The United States' legalization of same-sex marriage: Two-thirds of Americans (two-to-one margin) say they don't want laws in their state that would allow for such marriages. This poll was taken following the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling.
  • 11 Feb 2004 Comcast USA launches a hostile takeover bid of US$54 billion for Walt Disney Company. On April 28, the bid was withdrawn.
  • 12 Feb 2004 In response to Mayor Gavin Newsom's directive, San Francisco, California issues marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
  • 13 Feb 2004 The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces that the universe's largest known single-diamond has been discovered, BPM 37093, a white dwarf star. Astronomers named the star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
  • 14 Feb 2004 The Transvaal waterpark's roof collapses in a Moscow suburb, killing over 25 people and injuring over 100 more.
  • 15 Feb 2004 Lawyers in Iraq say Saddam Hussein will not be tried for another two years.
  • 16 Feb 2004 Temple in Jerusalem: A wall that was built around 800 years ago and holding back a portion of the hill that juts out from the Western Wall, leading to the Mughrabim Gate, partially collapses. According to authorities, the earthquake could be to blame.
  • 17 Feb 2004 Bishop Thomas O'Brien is the former head Arizona's largest Roman Catholic diocesan. He was convicted for a hit-and-run and becomes the first Catholic bishop to be convicted in the United States of a felony.
  • 18 Feb 2004 A train carrying petrol, fertiliser and sulphur explodes in Iran killing 320 people.
  • 19 Feb 2004 According to Jack Straw, the British Foreign Secretary, one Dane and five Britons, who were held at Guantanamo bay as terror suspects, will be released within the next two week. These soon-to-be-released prisoners were among the 660 detainees held at the US base in Cuba for the past two decades as suspected Al-Qaida and Taliban 'combatants.
  • 20 Feb 2004 Stanislaw Ryniak (88), who was the first to be imprisoned in the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, is buried at Wroclaw, Poland.
  • 21 Feb 2004 Rome is home to the European Greens, the first European political party organization.
  • 22 Feb 2004 Zvi Mazel is the ambassador of Israel to Sweden and calls Sten Andersson, former foreign minister, and Pierre Schori, Sweden's UN ambassador, "professional anti-Israelis".
  • 23 Feb 2004 Rod Paige, United States Secretary for Education, calls the National Education Association (the nation's largest teachers union) a "terrorist organization." He later apologized, calling his remarks an "inappropriate choice of words" to describe the obstructionist scare tactics Washington lobbyists used against No Child Left Behind's historical education reforms.
  • 24 Feb 2004 The United States lifts its 23-year-old travel ban against Libya.
  • 25 Feb 2004 Abdulrahman Shalgam (Libya's Foreign Minister) issues a statement reaffirming that it accepts responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. This comes after Shukri Ghanem claimed that Libya had ampquotbought Peaceampquot with $2.7bn in compensation payments but did not admit guilt.
  • 26 Feb 2004 Two IDF soldiers were killed and 20 injured by protestors against the Israeli West Bank wall.
  • 27 Feb 2004 2004 SuperFerry 14 Bombing: The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group is responsible for the most deadly terrorist attack at sea in history. It claimed the lives of 116 Filipinos.
  • 28 Feb 2004 2004 in film: The 2004 Golden Raspberries were presented to commemorate the low points in the motion picture industry last year.
  • 29 Feb 2004 Occupation in Iraq
  • 01 Feb 2004 Hajj pilgrimage stampede: In a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 2004?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Hey Ya!youtube
  2. - The Way You Move
  3. - Slow Jamz
  4. - Yeah!
  5. - You Don't Know My Name

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mad World
  2. - With A Little Help From My Friends / Measure Of A Man
  3. - Take Me To The Clouds Above
  4. - All This Time
  5. - She Believes (In Me)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 2004?

Divided In Death by J. D. Robb

Divided In Death


This is the first hardcover book in the series. Now available in paperback. The novel that ties it all together.

Franklin And Winston by Jon Meacham

Franklin And Winston


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The most comprehensive portrait of the emotional connection between Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt is the best ever.

The Lady And The Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

The Lady And The Unicorn


The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier's tour de force of imagination and history, is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery surrounding one of the greatest masterpieces of the art world--a collection of bewitching.

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Angels & Demons


The thrilling Robert Langdon thriller by Dan Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author Of The Da Vinci Code And Inferno--now a major movie directed and starring Felicity Jones and Tom Hanks.

The Anatomy Of Hope by Jerome Groopman

The Anatomy Of Hope


What is it that makes some people find hope in difficult situations and others not? How can we learn from the people who have succeeded?