On This Day

Historical Events on January 10 (Part 2)

  • 2004 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Lindsay Davenport & James Blake beat Slovakian pair Daniela Hantuchová & Karol Kučera 6-2, 6-3 for a 2-1 win, and 3rd American title
  • 2005 A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
  • 2005 10th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: "Sideways" wins Best Film

Film and TV Awards

2006 32nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)

Football Awards

2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins 2nd straight award from teammates Andrés Iniesta & Xavi; Brazilian forward Marta wins women's award for 5th consecutive year

Film & TV History

2011 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

  • 2013 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

Film and TV Awards

2013 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

  • 2013 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film
  • 2015 57 people are killed after an oil tanker collided with a passenger coach outside of Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2015 72 people are killed & 169 hospitalized after a mass poisoning of beer with crocodile bile at a funeral in Mozambique

Hopman Cup

2015 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Jerzy Janowicz beat American pair Serena Williams & John Isner 7-5, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 win; earlier Radwańska defeats Williams 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Golden Globes

2016 73rd Golden Globes: "The Revenant", "The Martian", Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win

Historic Event

2018 Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion as his wealth hits $106 billion due to a rise in Amazon's share price

  • 2019 Canadian astronomers report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia
  • 2019 Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi proclaimed winner in Democratic Republic of the Congo presidency elections in a disputed result
  • 2019 Oceans warming faster than previous thought due to fossil fuel burning, according to data published in journal "Science"

Music History

2019 Lady Gaga apologises for working with R. Kelly in light of docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly"

  • 2019 13 year-old Jayme Closs escapes her kidnapper after 3 months in captivity in Wisconsin
  • 2021 America records more than 3,000 deaths a day for the first time reaching 3,249, passing 375,000 deaths in total a day later

Sports History

2021 PGA of America pulls 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National GC at Bedminster, NJ, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol