What Happened on January 31, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

103rd Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-3, 7-6)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Australia defeats South Korea in football to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lydia Ko at 17, becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • Pr-Football Hall of Fame inductees: Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Tim Brown, and Mick Tingelhoff
  • Sergio Mattarella is elected President of Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), dies at 78
  • Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Desert Fury), dies at 92
  • Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94