On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1995

Historical Events

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

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
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise

Famous Deaths

  • Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), dies at 59
  • George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), 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
1995 Highlights

About January 28, 1995

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius