On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1940

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships men's Tennis: Australian Adrian Quist beats countryman Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 2nd Australian title

Tennis Player Adrian Quist
Tennis Player
Adrian Quist
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins her 2nd Australian singles titles; beats Thelma Coyne 5-7, 6-4, 6-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Katharine Ross, American actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), born in Hollywood, California
  • Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
1940 Highlights

About January 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius