What Happened on January 31, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 31st Men's Australian Championships: Don Budge beats John Bromwich (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 31st Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Bundy Cheney beats Dorothy Stevenson (6-3, 6-2)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
  • Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, former Queen of the Netherlands (1980-2013), born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)