On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2005

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, dies at 63
  • Eugene J. Martin, American painter & artist, dies at 66
  • Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman, dies at 73
  • Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic pianist and avant-garde composer, dies at 79

Person of interestShirley Chisholm

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

1st Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
1st Black Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm

2005 Highlights

About January 1, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn