Historical Events in January 2010

  • Jan 1 Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
  • Jan 1 96th Rose Bowl: #8 Ohio State beats #7 Oregon, 26-17
  • Jan 1 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
  • Jan 4 The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
  • Jan 4 39th Fiesta Bowl: #6 Boise State beats #3 TCU, 17-10
  • Jan 4 The Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building at 829.8 m (2,722 ft), officially opens in Dubai

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • Jan 5 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 6 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

  • Jan 7 12th BCS National Championship: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21
  • Jan 7 Muslim gunmen in Egypt kill nine people after opening fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians

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Jan 11 Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Jan 12 Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
  • Jan 12 Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009
  • Jan 14 Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda
  • Jan 15 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film
  • Jan 17 A dragon boat from Chung Ling High School capsizes and collides with a tugboat amid strong currents in Penang, Malaysia, killing 6 people and injuring 12

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 17 67th Golden Globes: Avatar, Jeff Bridges, & Sandra Bullock win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • Jan 24 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
  • Jan 24 NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
  • Jan 25 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
  • Jan 26 After 6 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the UK economy officially finally comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1%

BattleExecution

Jan 28 Five murderers of Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Jan 31 52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins
  • Jan 31 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-34

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 98th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-3, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 98th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Justine Henin (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Jan 31 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic