Historical Events for January 2003
Events 1 - 13 of 13
12th - 29th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
13th - Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.
13th - 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win
16th - The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
18th - A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
22nd - Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.
23rd - Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10
24th - The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
26th - Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S
29th - Sally Clark cleared of murdering her 2 sons after more than 3 years of prison in what was a life sentence
30th - Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
Rapper Eminem 30th - Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board
31st - The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.