What Happened on January 29, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

100th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5) , named one of the greatest grand slam finals ever

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 28th Sundance Film Festival: "The House I Live In", directed by Eugene Jarecki, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 59th NHL All-Star Game: Team Chara beats Team Alfredsson 12-9 at Ottawa, Ontario

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history

Snowboarder Shaun White
Shaun White

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka beats Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 59-41

Famous Deaths

  • Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
  • Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, dies at 88
  • Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian President (1992-99), dies at 93