What Happened on January 1, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 34th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Utah beats #19 Pittsburgh, 35-7
  • 91st Rose Bowl: #6 Texas beats #13 Michigan, 38-37

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Matsui, American politician (b. 1941)
  • Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist (b. 1938)
  • Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman (b. 1931)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American Congresswoman and presidential candidate (b. 1924)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm