On This Day

Historical Events in February 2015

Sport awardSuper Bowl

Feb 1 Super Bowl XLIX, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ: New England Patriots beat Seattle Seahawks, 28-24; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
NFL Player Richard Sherman
NFL Player
Richard Sherman
  • Feb 1 France defeats Qatar, 25-22 to win the World Men's Handball Championship in Lusail, Qatar

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Feb 1 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Serbian ace Novak Đoković wins an Open era record 5th men's singles crown, beating Scotsman Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Feb 1 31st Sundance Film Festival: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 5 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • Feb 5 65th Berlin International Film Festival: "Taxi" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 6 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 8 57th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, Best Album "Morning Phase" by Beck

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Feb 8 68th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Boyhood" Best Film, Richard Linklater Best Director

  • Feb 8 Ivory Coast wins the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football championship

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Feb 10 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year

Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
Comedian and TV Host
Jon Stewart
  • Feb 11 Francesco Schettino, Captain of the Costa Concordia that ran aground 2012, is convicted of manslaughter in Grosseto and sentenced to 16 years in jail

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Feb 13 "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" 4th mixtape by Drake is released

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
  • Feb 15 64th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: West beats East, 163-158; MVP: Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder, G

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Feb 20 Kristen Stewart is the first American actress to win a French César Award as Best Supporting Actress for "Clouds of Sils Maria"

  • Feb 21 35th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Saving Christmas" wins worst film

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 22 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress

  • Feb 22 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins event for 2nd time after taking lead with 10 laps to go; is ahead of Kevin Harvick before caution flag on last lap ends race in his favour

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 25 BRIT Awards: Best Single "Uptown Funk", Best Album "X" by Ed Sheeran

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran
  • Feb 27 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow