- 31st Sundance Film Festival: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
- France defeats Qatar to win the World Handball Championship
Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. MVP: Tom Brady who becomes only the 3rd quarterback to win 4 Superbowls.
- Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO, dies at 91
- Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), dies of an allergic reaction at 33