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
  • Denmark's Queen Margrethe unveils monument at North Atlantic Wharf, Copenhagen, to the 95 people lost on MS Hans Hedtoft

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, dies of cancer at 33
  • Wes Wehmiller, American touring and session bass guitarist (Duran Duran; Missing Persons), dies of thyroid cancer at 33
2005 Highlights

About January 30, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years and 4 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: It's Now Or Never ** - Elvis Presley