On This Day

Historical Events in February 2007

  • Feb 3 A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

Sport awardSuper Bowl

Feb 4 Super Bowl XLI, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17; MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Feb 8 57th Berlin International Film Festival: "Tuya's Marriage" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 31-28; MVP: Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, QB
  • Feb 11 A national referendum in Portugal legalises non-therapeutic abortion when requested by the woman during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 11 49th Grammy Awards: Not Ready To Make Nice, Carrie Underwood wins

  • Feb 11 60th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Queen" Best Film, Paul Greengrass Best Director
  • Feb 12 A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 Marty Schottenheimer is abruptly fired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers due to lack of playoff success and a strained relationship with ownership

  • Feb 13 Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement when mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for 2008 presidential election.

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 18 56th NBA All-Star Game, Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, NV: West beats East, 153-132; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Feb 18 49th Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick wins by 0.02s over Mark Martin in the closest finish since the first race at Daytona in 1959
  • Feb 19 Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala
  • Feb 19 Blogging website Tumblr is founded by David Karp in New York
  • Feb 21 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
  • Feb 23 Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
  • Feb 23 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • Feb 24 27th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Basic Instinct 2" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 25 79th Academy Awards: "The Departed", Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win

Actor Forest Whitaker
Actor
Forest Whitaker
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren
  • Feb 27 The general strike against Lansana Conté in Guinea ends
  • Feb 27 The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Feb 28 Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.