September 2004 in history

September 2004 events chronologically

Sep 1 The Beslan school hostage crisis commences when armed terrorists take children and adults hostage in Beslan in North Ossetia, Russia
Sep 3 The Beslan school hostage crisis ends on its third day with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of whom are children
Sep 7 Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings
Sep 8 NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open
Sep 15 National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office
Sep 23 Hurricane Jeanne: At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods
Sep 29 The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth

Top 7 most famous people died in September 2004

Sep 4 Alphonso Ford an American professional basketball player. A 1.93 m tall shooting guard, he was one of the greatest scorers in college basketball history. After a short stint in the NBA, Ford played professionally in Europe. In the Euroleague he confirmed his tremendous scoring ability and became a reference in the matter, notwithstanding his chronic health issues. The competition's leading scorer award bears his name in his honor
Sep 11 Fred Ebb an American musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander. The Kander and Ebb team frequently wrote for such performers as Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera
Sep 15 Johnny Ramone an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones. He was a founding member of the band, and remained a member throughout the band's entire career. He died from prostate cancer on September 15, 2004
Sep 18 Russ Meyer an American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor, actor and photographer. Meyer is known primarily for writing and directing a series of successful low-budget sexploitation films that featured campy humor, sly satire and large-breasted women, such as Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Sep 18 Eddie Adams (photographer) an American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and for coverage of 13 wars. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969
Sep 20 Brian Clough an English footballer and football manager.
Sep 24 Françoise Sagan a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Hailed as "a charming little monster" by François Mauriac on the front page of Le Figaro, Sagan was known for works with strong romantic themes involving wealthy and disillusioned bourgeois characters. Her best-known novel was her first – Bonjour Tristesse – which was written when she was a teenager