On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

50th Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Rod Laver takes the 1st leg of his 1st Grand Slam; beats fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 50th Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Jan Lehane O'Neill in the final for 3rd straight year 6-0, 6-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme "This is Your Life"

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea

Famous Birthdays

  • Conrad Lant, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Creflo Dollar, American televangelist, born in College Park, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), dies of cancer at 62