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