On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2005

Historical Events

  • Adam Gilchrist of Australia becomes the most prolific century scoring wicket keeper in cricket history when he smashes 113 from just 120 balls in the 3rd Test against Pakistan in Sydney
  • 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, dies at 90
  • 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)
2005 Highlights

About January 4, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn