On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 awardTennis Open

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