On This Day

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
  • 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)
  • Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)