On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins 10th Grand Slam singles title; outclasses Dinara Safina of Russia 6-0, 6-3

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 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.

Famous Weddings

  • "Stay" singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (40) weds Late Night with Conan O'Brien music supervisor Roey Hershkovitz (30) at Manhattan restaurant in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Erland von Koch, Swedish composer, dies at 98
  • Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)