What Happened on January 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 35th Men's Australian Championships: Dinny Pails beats John Bromwich (4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 8-6)
  • 35th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Nell Hall Hopman (6-3, 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller

Famous Birthdays

  • David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), born in Epping, England (d. 1985)
  • Israel Wetrin, managing director (Elonex)
  • Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Mari├ín Varga, Slovak musician
  • Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies