March 2004 calendar

March 2004

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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 March 2004: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2004?


  • 01 Mar 2004 Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum is elected President of Iraq
  • 02 Mar 2004 In its monthly statistical report, the Palestinian Authority's prisoner's affairs ministry stated that there are now approximately 7,500 Palestinian prisoners. There are 336 children among them, 75 of which are girls and 943 who need medical attention. 41% of the 166 prisoner who died were victims of medical negligence and 18% succumbed to torture.
  • 03 Mar 2004 On CBC national television, Abdurahman Khadr and his family admitted to being a terrorist suspect and that they were an al-Qaeda family. They also confessed that they had lived in Afghanistan with Osama Bin Laden.
  • 04 Mar 2004 Three American Muslims were found guilty of conspiring to use paintball games as a training tool for holy war (jihad) in America.
  • 05 Mar 2004 U.S. Republican National Committee issues a warning to television stations regarding anti-Bush ads sponsored by The letter warns against the possibility that ads could be funded with money raised in contravention of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign reform Act.
  • 06 Mar 2004 Tens of thousands protest in Caracas (Venezuela) against the fraud of the National Electoral Council in relation to the implementation of a presidential referendum mid-2004.
  • 07 Mar 2004 New York City's medical examiner has confirmed that Spalding Gray is dead. Spalding Gray had been missing since January.
  • 08 Mar 2004 The Iraqi Governing Council signs a new constitution.
  • 09 Mar 2004 Two Islamic suicide bombers attacked Istanbul restaurant in Turkey on March 9, 2004, killing one and injuring five others.
  • 10 Mar 2004 2004 ROC presidential election: Wei Chueh is one of the four Buddhist masters in Taiwan who controversially endorses Lien Cha.
  • 11 Mar 2004 Madrid train bombings: 191 people were killed in simultaneous explosions at Madrid's rush hour trains, Spain.
  • 12 Mar 2004 Its national assembly impeaches the President of South Korea, Roh Moo–hyun. This is the first such impeachment in nation's history.
  • 13 Mar 2004 2004 ROC presidential election: 24 demonstrations held across Taiwan to support Lien Chan's bid.
  • 14 Mar 2004 Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), wins Spanish Legislative Elections. Socialists have 43% plurality due to their support for the US-led invasion in Iraq by the outgoing government.
  • 15 Mar 2004 French President Jacques Chirac signs the law regarding secularity and conspicuous religious symbolism in schools, also known as the headscarf banning.
  • 16 Mar 2004 Kriss Donald, a fifteen-year-old Scottish boy, was abducted by a Pakistani gang and tortured to death in an attack on Glasgow racially motivated.
  • 17 Mar 2004 Unrest in Kosovo: More then 22 people are killed and 200 others are injured. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines and two mosques in Belgrade, Nis and Kosovo are destroyed.
  • 18 Mar 2004 Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani President, reports that his troops have attacked a group of Al-Qaida soldiers located in Waziristan (Pakistan), that were protecting Ayman al-Zawahiri.
  • 19 Mar 2004 After years of hard work, a Swedish DC-3 that was shot down by a Russian MiG-15 over the Baltic Sea in 1952 has been finally recovered. In the meantime, the remains of three crewmen have been left behind to allow for further investigation.
  • 20 Mar 2004 ROC presidential election: Chen Shuibian is declared the winner by less than 30,000 votes out of almost 13,000,000 cast (0.25%). Lien claims the result is unfair and asks for it to be void. Low turnout invalidates a controversial referendum.
  • 21 Mar 2004 Jimmy Carter, former US president, and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, strongly condemns George W. Bush's and Tony Blair's inordinate war on Saddam Hussein. Blair, he claims, allowed his better judgement to be influenced by Bush's desire for a successful end to a war his father had begun.
  • 22 Mar 2004 Ahmed Yassin is the founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist Group Hamas. Two bodyguards and nine civilians are killed when Israeli Air Force AH 64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles hit the Gaza Strip.
  • 23 Mar 2004 Unrest in Kosovo: A UNMIK patrol is attacked along the Pristina–Podujevo highway. One UN officer from Ghana is shot and killed. A second local officer is later killed by his wounds. Their translator is also injured but is stable.
  • 24 Mar 2004 The European Competition Commission has labeled Microsoft an abusive monopolist. The Commission demands that Microsoft offer European computer manufacturers two versions of Windows with and without Windows Media Player. It also requires that rivals share technical information about server software.
  • 25 Mar 2004 France's prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin is defeated in a shocking and unprecedented regional election.
  • 26 Mar 2004 The United States Congress is currently preparing legislation to combat peer-to-peer technology from multiple angles.
  • 27 Mar 2004 HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate (F71), is being sunk off Cornwall as an artificial reef. This is the first European vessel of this type.
  • 28 Mar 2004 Leader of Hamas Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi states that God has declared war against the United States.
  • 29 Mar 2004 The Republic of Ireland is the first country to ban smoking at work, bars, restaurants and in public places.
  • 30 Mar 2004 A small explosion is set off by a suicide bomber inside the Bolivian Congress. The suicide bomber, a miner protesting unpaid pensions, and the chief congressional security officer are both killed. Several bystanders are also wounded.
  • 31 Mar 2004 After being ambushed in Fallujah (Iraq), four American private military contractors who work for Blackwater USA were killed and their bodies left mutilated.
  • 02 Mar 2004 War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Yeah!
  2. - Slow Jamz
  3. - One Call Away
  4. - The Way You Move
  5. - Tipsy

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Toxic
  2. - Cha Cha Slide
  3. - Mysterious Girl
  4. - Amazing
  5. - Thank You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 2004?

The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston

The South Beach Diet


Arthur Agatston M.D., cardiologist, has been urging his patients to lose weight over the years. However, not all diets were easy to follow or too restrictive.

The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Talked Turkey


It's almost time to hold the gala groundbreaking at Pickax bookstore. The town of Brrr prepares for its bicentennial celebration.

Dude by Michael Moore



The #1 New York Times Bestseller Stupid White Men is hilariously rewritten by the author. This comedy aims to overthrow the Thief In Chief' and bring about the kind of change that he longs for.

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.

High Country by Nevada Barr

High Country


It's autumn in the Sierra Mountains and Anna Pigeon's slinging hash at Yosemite National Park’s Ahwahnee Hotel. Fourteen seasonal park workers have vanished, leaving behind two weeks of unaccounted for.