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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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.