On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1952

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Ken McGregor wins his first and only Grand Slam event; upsets fellow Australian Frank Sedgman 7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Thelma Coyne Long beats Helen Angwin 6-2, 6-3 for 1st of her 2 Australian singles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • George Green, American songwriter ("Hurts So Good", "Rain On The Scarecrow"), born in Seymour, Indiana (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Hicks, English athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1904), dies at 76
1952 Highlights

About January 28, 1952

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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