On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 2005

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Serena Williams wins her 2nd Australian title; beats Lindsay Davenport 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier landed in Beijing.

Famous Weddings

  • "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, dies at 80
  • Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, dies at 74
2005 Highlights

About January 29, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius