On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Crawford of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Joan Hartigan Bathurst retains title; beats Margaret Molesworth 6-1, 6-4
  • French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
  • VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
  • Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
  • Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO director (1987- ), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)