"The Hobbit" is published for the first time, Jimmy Hendrix becomes Jimi, Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice, and a track superstar dies, all on this day.
2004: The album "American Idiot" by Green Day is released. The album spawned five singles, all of which went platinum, and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. It would chart in 27 countries and peak at No. 1 in 19 of them, including the United States and the United Kingdom.