On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • College Football, 7th BCS National Championship, Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens: #1 Southern California beats #2 Oklahoma, 55-19, at 71st Orange Bowl (USC later vacates Championship)

Famous Deaths

  • Alton Tobey, American artist (b. 1914)
  • Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Frank Harary, American mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
  • Humphrey Carpenter, English author (b. 1946)
  • Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), dies at 84
  • Robert Heilbroner, American economist (b. 1919)