On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Adrian Quist wins his first Grand Slam event; beats fellow Australian Jack Crawford 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 9-7
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Joan Hartigan Bathurst wins her 3rd Australian singles title; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-4, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry C. Barish, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, gravitational waves), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)

Person of interestSamuel C. C. Ting

Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate (1976 J/ψ particle), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel C. C. Ting
  • Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York