On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1957

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championship Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper wins 1st of 2 straight Australian titles; beats fellow Australian Neale Fraser 6-3, 9-11, 6-4, 6-2

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Shirley Fry Irvin wins all-American final; beats Althea Gibson 6-3, 6-4 for her only Australian singles title


Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Skinner, English comedian
  • Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)

Nick Price

Nick Price, Zimbabwean golfer (PGA C'ship 1992, 94; British Open 1994), born in Durban, South Africa


Famous Deaths

  • Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
1957 Highlights

About January 28, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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