Historical Events on January 31 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 219 of 219

  • 2007 Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq
  • 2009 In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.
  • 2010 52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins
  • 2010 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-34

Sport awardTennis Open

2010 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
  • 2010 98th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Justine Henin (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)
  • 2010 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music releaseAlbum Release

2012 Leonard Cohen releases his album "Old Ideas", becomes No.1 in 10 countries

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 2013 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2013 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 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
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2015 Sergio Mattarella is elected President of Italy
  • 2015 Australia defeats South Korea in football to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
  • 2015 Pr-Football Hall of Fame inductees: Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Tim Brown, and Mick Tingelhoff
  • 2015 103rd Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-3, 7-6)
  • 2016 104th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6 (7-3)
  • 2016 "World's best chef" French-Swiss Benoît Violier found dead after apparent suicide weeks after being named world's best by La Liste
  • 2017 Romanian government passes emergency decree to release prisoners and decriminalise corruption charges, triggering huge protests in Bucharest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump's travel ban

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump