Historical Events in January 2003

  • 1st 89th Rose Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats #7 Washington State, 34-14
  • 1st 69th Sugar Bowl: #4 Georgia beats #16 Florida State, 26-13
  • 2nd 69th Orange Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Iowa, 38-17
  • 3rd 5th BCS National Championship: #2 Ohio State beats #1 Miami, 31-24, at 32nd Fiesta Bowl

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12th 29th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

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13th Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

Music-awardsMusic Awards

13th 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 16th The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
  • 17th 8th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Chicago wins Best Film
  • 18th A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
  • 19th AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
  • 19th NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles 27-10

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19th 60th Golden Globes: The Hours, Jack Nicholson, & Nicole Kidman win

  • 22nd Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.
  • 23rd Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10
  • 24th The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • 26th Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S

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26th 91st Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Rainer Schuttler (6-2, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

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26th 91st Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6, 3-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 26th 19th Sundance Film Festival: "American Splendor", directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 29th Sally Clark cleared of murdering her 2 sons after more than 3 years of prison in what was a life sentence
  • 30th Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
  • 30th Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board
  • 31st The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.