On This Day

Historical Events in February 2011

  • Feb 3 All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.

Hall of Fame

Feb 5 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Super Bowl

Feb 6 Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25; MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB

Laureus Awards

Feb 7 Laureus World Sports Awards, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Sportsman: Rafael Nadal; Sportswoman: Lindsey Vonn; Team: Spanish Men's National Football team

Music History

Feb 9 Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" album reaches number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart

  • Feb 9 Latvia leaves deep recession with an annualised growth of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • Feb 10 61st Berlin International Film Festival: "A Separation" wins the Golden Bear

Historic Event

Feb 11 Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests (Arab Spring)

Grammy Awards

Feb 13 53rd Grammy Awards: "Need You Now"; Esperanza Spalding; Lady Gaga; Usher; Jeff Beck win

  • Feb 13 64th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
  • Feb 14 The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.

Historic Event

Feb 15 Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule

Historic Event

Feb 15 US President Barack Obama awards writer and activist Maya Angelou the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Feb 15 "A Separation" written and directed by Asghar Farhad, starring Leila Hatamiand and Payman Maadi premieres at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran (Academy Award Best Foreign Film)

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 20 60th NBA All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: West beats East, 148-143; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

  • Feb 20 53rd Daytona 500: 20 year old Trevor Bayne, driving for Wood Brothers Racing, wins to become the youngest Daytona 500 winner
  • Feb 21 Thailand's GDP rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a minor recession caused by GDP contractions of 0.4% in the second quarter and 0.3% in the third quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • Feb 22 An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
  • Feb 23 Venezuela's economy grew 0.6% in the last quarter of 2010, technically leaving the recession after six quarters, it is reported today
  • Feb 24 Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
  • Feb 25 In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921
  • Feb 25 French fashion house Christian Dior suspends its chief designer John Galliano after he is arrested for an anti-semitic verbal attack in Paris
  • Feb 26 31st Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Last Airbender" wins

Academy Awards

Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: Best Picture "The King's Speech", Colin Firth and Natalie Portman win best acting awards

Academy Awards

Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'