Issue 31

Step Back to 2004

Step back in time to 2004...

  • Politics, current affairs and culture
  • Tony Blair was Prime Minister, George W Bush was President of the USA.
  • Britain & France commemorated 100 years of the Entente Cordiale.
  • Ireland became the first country in the world to ban smoking in the work place, bars and restaurants.
  • Huge Tsunami caused devastation in the Indian ocean region, killing thousands.
  • Professor Stephen Hawking changed his position on black holes, stating that it is possible for information to escape, thereby reinforcing a central tenet of quantum physics.
  • Facebook was founded. Q1: Who were the creators?
  • Google launches its G-mail service.
  • Wangari Maathai awarded the Nobel peace prize for her contribution the sustainable development, democracy and peace.
  • Man Booker prize awarded to Alan Hollinghurst for 'The Line of Beauty'.
  • Turner art prize awarded to Jeremy Deller for 'Memory Bucket'
  • Wales Millenium Centre is opened. Q2: Where is it l located?


  • Premier league champions – Arsenal. 'The Invincibles' unbeaten all season!
  • FA Cup
  • winners –
  • Manchester United
  • Champions league winners – Porto Q3: Who was the manager?
  • Euro 2004 winners – Greece
  • Wimbledon champions – Maria Sharapova & Roger Federer
  • Formula 1 champion –
  • Michael Shumacher
  • Super Bowl winners – New England Patriots
  • Sports Personality of the year – Kelly Holmes, double Olympic champion in Athens. Q4: Which distances did she compete in?



  • Top grossing movies at the Box office – Shrek 2, Spider-Man 2, The passion of the Christ, Meet the Fockers, The Incredibles.
  • New to our screens – Shameless, Strictly come Dancing, Hustle, Match of the day 2, Live at the Apollo, The X factor.
  • Last ever episode of friends broadcast after 10 years of the hit series.

And the Oscar goes to...

  • Best Film – Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Q5: Who directed the LOTR trilogy?
  • Best actor – Sean Penn, Mystic River
  • Best actress – Charlize Theron, Monster
  • Best animated feature – Finding Nemo
  • Pouplar TV shows - House, Lost, Veronica Mars, Entourage, Desperate housewives.
  • In the charts this year – Usher, Shapeshifters, The Streets, Girls Aloud, Jamelia & Blue.
  • Top selling singles – 1 Do they know its Christmas – Band Aid 20, I don't want you back – Eamon, Cha Cha slide – DJ Casper, Call on me – Eric Prydz, Yeah – Usher Ft lil' Jon & Ludacris.
  • Ukraine crowned Eurovision winners
  • Reality show winners –
  • X factor – Steve Brookstein
  • I'm a celebrity – Joe Pasquale