On This Day

January 4, 2005 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • 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)

Deaths in Sport

  • Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), dies at 84