On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1948

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Adrian Quist wins his 3rd Australian title; beats fellow Australian and doubles partner John Bromwich 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Marie Toomey 6-3, 6-1 for 4th straight Australian single title

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 65
1948 Highlights

About January 26, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius