Historical Events on January 31 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 222 of 222

  • 2000 Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

MurderMurder of Interest

2000 A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar, resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-assault charges

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • 2000 Family GP Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer
  • 2001 In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • 2003 The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

2010 98th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Justine Henin (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2010 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 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)

Sport awardTennis Open

2016 104th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6 (7-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2016 "World's best chef" French-Swiss Benoît Violier found dead after apparent suicide weeks after being named world's best by La Liste