On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 2015

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

17 year old Lydia Ko of New Zealand 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
  • Atlanta Hawks set a new NBA monthly win record as they move to 17-0 for January, with a 91-85 win against the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Australia defeats South Korea in football to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins 19th career Grand Slam singles title; beats arch rival Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Pr-Football Hall of Fame inductees: Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Tim Brown, and Mick Tingelhoff
  • Sergio Mattarella is elected President of Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), dies at 78
  • Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Desert Fury, Dark City), dies of heart failure at 92
  • Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94
  • Udo Lattek, German football striker (VfL Osnabr├╝ck) and coach (Bayern Munich, Borussia M├Ânchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona), dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 80
2015 Highlights

About January 31, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius