January 2005 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 91st Rose Bowl: #6 Texas beats #13 Michigan, 38-37
  • Jan 1 34th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Utah beats #19 Pittsburgh, 35-7
  • Jan 3 71st Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Virginia Tech, 16-13
  • Jan 4 7th BCS National Championship: #1 Southern California beats #2 Oklahoma, 55-19, at 71st Orange Bowl (USC would later vacate Championship)
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers 41-27
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 27-10
  • Jan 30 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his second and final Grand Slam title; beats Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 93rd Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (2-6, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 26 Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort

  • Jan 29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 4 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Jan 4 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • Jan 10 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • Jan 22 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Jan 24 Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
  • Jan 25 Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)