What Happened on January 29, 2005

Historical Events

Australian 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

  • The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrives in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier lands 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), dies of cancer at 64
  • Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, dies at 74
2005 Highlights

About January 29, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let Me Love You - Mario
  • UK #1 Song: Goodies - Ciara Ft. Petey Pablo