On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1953

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Mervyn Rose 6-0, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Maureen Connolly wins 1st leg of her Grand Slam; beats Julia Sampson 6-3, 6-2
1953 Highlights

About January 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn