Historical Events for January 2003
Events 1 - 24 of 24
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
12th - 29th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
13th - Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.
13th - 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win
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
19th - 60th Golden Globes: The Hours, Jack Nicholson, & Nicole Kidman win
Actor Jack Nicholson 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
26th - 91st Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Rainer Schuttler (6-2, 6-2, 6-1)
26th - 91st Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6, 3-6, 6-4)
26th - 19th Sundance Film Festival: "American Splendor", directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
Tennis Player Serena Williams 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.