21st Century: 2004

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Major Events | Academy Awards | Sport Highlights | Grammy Awards | Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes.

2004

Sports

  • MLB: 2004 World Series
    Boston Red Sox win 4-0 against St. Louis Cardinals
    - Oct 23...St. Louis 9 at Boston 11
    - Oct 24...St. Louis 2 at Boston 6
    - Oct 26...Boston 5 at St. Louis 1
    - Oct 27...Boston 4 at St. Louis 0
  • NFL: Super Bowl XXXVIII
    New England Patriots win 32-29 against the Carolina Panthers
    - Super Bowl Box Score:
    New England...0 14 0 18-32
    Carolina............0 10 0 19-29
  • Professional Golf
    Men's Majors winners
    - The Masters: Phil Mickelson... -9 to par, margin of 1
    - US Open: Retief Goosen... -4 to par
    - British Open: Todd Hamilton... -10 to par
    - PGA Championship: Vijay Singh... 67-68-69-76--280
    Women's Majors winners
    - Kraft Nabisco Championship: Grace Park... 72-69-67-69--277
    - US Women's Open: Meg Mallon... -10 to par
    - McDonald's LPGA Championship: Annika Sörenstam
    - Weetabix Women's British Open: Karen Stupples
77th Academy Awards
  • Best Picture: Million Dollar Baby
  • Best Directior: Clint Eastwood
  • Best actor in a leading role: Jamie Fox for Ray
  • Best actress in a leading role: Hillary Swank for Million Dollar Baby
  • Best actor in a supporting role: Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby
  • Best actress in a supporting role: Cate Blanchett for The Aviator
46th Grammy Awards
  • Record of the Year: "Clocks" - Coldplay
  • Song of the Year: "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" - Outkast & production team
  • Album of the Year: "Dance With My Father" - Luther Vandross & Richard Marx
  • Best New Artist: Evanescence
Nobel Prizes in...
  • Peace: Wangari Maathai (Kenya) "for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace"
  • Physiology or Medicine: Linda B. Buck & Richard Axel "for their discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system"
  • Economic Sciences: Finn E. Kydland (Norway) & Edward C. Prescott (USA) "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles"
  • Chemistry: Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko & Irwin Rose "for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"
  • Physics: David J. Gross, K. David Politzer & Frank Wilczek "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction"
  • Literature: Elfriede Jenilek (Austria - German)
Pulitzer Prizes for...
  • Public Service: New York Times
  • National Reporting: Staff, Los Angeles Times
  • International Reporting: Anthony Shahid, Washington Post
  • Editorial Writing: William R. Stall, Los Angeles Times
  • Editorial Cartooning: Matt Davies, White Plains (NY) Journal News
  • Photography: Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times
  • Commentary: Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald
  • Criticism: Dan Neil, Los Angeles Times
  • Feature Writing: No award
  • Beat Reporting: Daniel Golden, Wall Street Journal
  • Explanatory Reporting: Kevin Helliker and Thomas M. Burton, Wall Street Journal
  • Investigative Reporting: Michael D. Sallah, Mitch Weiss & Joe Mahr, The Blade (Toledo, OH)
  • Breaking News: Staff, Los Angeles Times
  • Fiction: Edward P. Jones, The Known World
  • Drama: Doug Wright, I Am My Own Wife
  • Biography/Autobiography: William Taubman, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
  • History: Steven Hahn, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration
  • Poetry: Franz Wright, Walking to Martha's Vineyard
  • General Nonfiction: Anne Applebaum, Gulag: A History
  • Music: Paul Moravec, Tempest Fantasy