What Happened on January 29, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier landed in Beijing.

Famous Weddings

  • "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Ephraim Kishon, Israeli satirst (b. 1924)
  • Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)