On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Tennis 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

  • Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin'), born in Acton, London
  • John Bercow, British politician (C), Speaker of the House of Commons (2009-), born in London, England
  • Martin Bashir, British reporter, born in Wandsworth, London
  • Michael Adams, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Hartford, Connecticut