On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 2005

Historical Events

  • 21st Sundance Film Festival: "Forty Shades of Blue", directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Australian Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his second and final Grand Slam title; beats local hero Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, Jordanian royal, born in Amman, Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, dies of cancer at 33
  • Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
2005 Highlights

About January 30, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius