On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1957

Historical Events

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

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 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)

Person of interestNick Price

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

Golfer Nick Price
Nick Price

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? 63 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius