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 Birthdays

  • Dafne Keen, British-Spanish actress (Laura-Logan; Lyra Belacqua- His Dark Materials), born in Madrid, Spain
Born in 2005

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)

About January 4, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let Me Love You - Mario
  • UK #1 Song: Against All Odds - Steve Brookstein