What Happened on January 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 56th Men's Australian Championships: William Bowrey beats Juan Gisbert, Sr (7-5, 2-6, 9-7, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

56th Women's Australian Championships: Billie Jean King beats Margaret Court (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Chris Pringle, (New Zealand cricket pace bowler (since 1990)
  • Edward Burns, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan), born in Queens, New York
  • Harold Green, NFL running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons)
  • John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Sora Jung, Korean actress
  • Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger

Famous Deaths

  • Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies