Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                      the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

               Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                                 July 12, 2004

                             THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

              Delaware             001-02217             58-0628465
          (State or other        (Commission           (IRS Employer
           jurisdiction         File Number)        Identification No.)
        of incorporation)

              One Coca-Cola Plaza
                Atlanta, Georgia                                      30313
    (Address of principal executive offices)                       (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404)676-2121

Item 5.     Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure

     On July 9, 2004, Susan Bennett King submitted her resignation as a Director
of The Coca-Cola Company for health reasons. Ms. King served on the Committee on
Directors and Corporate Governance and the Compensation Committee. The
resignation was effective upon receipt by The Coca-Cola Company on July 12,


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                 THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

Date: July 13, 2004               By: /s/ SHARON R. B. CASE
                                          SHARON R.B. CASE
                                          Vice President and Deputy
                                            General Counsel