On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1995

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's tennis: Mary Pierce of France beats Spain's Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-2 for her 1st career Grand Slam title and her only Australian singles title

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise

Famous Deaths

  • Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), dies at 59
  • George Woodcock, author, dies at 82
  • James P Grant, American director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72
  • Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, dies at 61
  • Philip Burton, Welsh producer and Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
  • Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83