What Happened on January 15, 2005

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 (Citizen Kane; All My Children), and singer, dies of complications from pneumonia at 88
  • Victoria de los √Āngeles, Catalan operatic lyric soprano, dies at 81
  • Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)

About January 15, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let Me Love You - Mario
  • UK #1 Song: Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley