What Happened on January 30, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 21st Sundance Film Festival: "Forty Shades of Blue", directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sport awardTennis Open

93rd Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (2-6, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Australian Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his second and final Grand Slam title; beats Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II, of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)