On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2005

Historical Events

  • 71st Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #9 Virginia Tech, 16-13; first perfect season in school history

Film & TV History

Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

Famous Deaths

  • Edward R. Roybal, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-93), dies at 89
  • JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
  • Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (b. 1917)
  • Will Eisner, American comic book artist (b. 1917)
2005 Highlights

About January 3, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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