What Happened on January 4, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 8th BCS National Championship: #2 Texas beats #1 Southern California, 41-38, at 92nd Rose Bowl
  • Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Famous Deaths

  • Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
  • Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)