What Happened on January 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Australian John Bromwich wins his 1st Australian title; beats doubles partner Adrian Quist 6-4, 6-1, 6-3
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Emily Hood Westacott beats Nell Hall Hopman 6-1, 6-2 for her only Grand Slam singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)

Famous Deaths

  • William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73