On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system
  • ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)
  • Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), dies of complications from pneumonia at 88
  • Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
  • Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)