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

  • (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset, England (d. 2014)
  • Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American pop artist (Clothespin; Alphabet; Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2022) [1]
  • Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
Born in 1929

Famous Weddings

Bugsy Siegel

Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower

Famous Deaths

  • Maritcha Remond Lyons, American educator, suffragist, and civil rights leader (co-founder of the Women's Loyal Union of New York and Brooklyn), dies at 80

About January 28, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius