On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1946

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: John Bromwich wins his 2nd Australian title; beats fellow Australian Dinny Pails 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Australian singles crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Bettye LaVette [Betty Jo Haskins], American soul singer (I've Got My Own Hell to Raise), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
  • Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), dies at 84