On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1929

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Colin Gregory wins his only Grad Slam title, beating Richard Schlesinger of Australia 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst retains title; beats Louise Bickerton 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)
  • Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel

1929 Highlights

About January 28, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius