What Happened on January 31, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

43rd Men's Australian Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Lew Hoad (9-7, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 43rd Women's Australian Championships: Beryl Penrose beats Thelma Coyne Long (6-4, 6-3)
  • RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis star (1978 French Open champion), born in Campia Turzii, Romania

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici

Famous Deaths

  • John R Mott, US theologist/founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89