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  • Major Events of 2004



    • 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


    Popular Songs

    1 Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris Yeah!
    2 Usher Burn
    3 Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You
    4 Maroon 5 This Love
    5 OutKast feat. Sleepy Brown The Way You Move
    6 Hoobastank The Reason
    7 Mario Winans feat. Enya and P. Diddy I Don't Wanna Know
    8 OutKast Hey Ya!
    9 Ciara feat. Petey Pablo Goodies
    10 Terror Squad Lean Back

    Popular Movies

    1. Shrek 2 DreamWorks $919,838,758
    2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $796,688,549
    3. Spider-Man 2 Columbia $783,766,341
    4. The Incredibles Disney / Pixar $631,442,092
    5. The Passion of the Christ Newmarket Films / Icon Productions $611,899,420
    6. The Day After Tomorrow Fox $544,272,402
    7. Meet the Fockers Universal / DreamWorks $516,642,939
    8. Troy Warner Bros. $497,409,852
    9. Shark Tale DreamWorks $367,275,019
    10. Ocean's Twelve Warner Bros. $362,744,280




    76th 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


    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


    • 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

    • 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