On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday

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