On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2005

Historical Events

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Dominik Hrbatý beats Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-4, 6-1 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, and 2nd Slovakian title

Famous Weddings

  • American rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster, dies at 52
  • Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (b. 1914)
  • Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
2005 Highlights

About January 8, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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