On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

Famous Deaths

  • Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)