On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

  • AFC Championship, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 41-27
  • NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons, 27-10

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohnny Carson

Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, British politician (b. 1921)