What Happened on January 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats 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 Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (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
  • Creflo Dollar, American televangelist

Famous Deaths

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