What Happened on January 19, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 1st of 5 straight Australian titles; beats countryman Ken Fletcher 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill for 4th consecutive year 6-2, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
  • Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
  • Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
  • Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)