What Happened on January 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

41st Men's Australian Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 41st Women's Australian Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Julia Sampson (6-3, 6-2)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sheila Hutchinson, rocker