On This Day

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 interestShirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American Congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, dies of a stroke at 80

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm