On This Day

January 29, 1947 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Dinny Pails beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 8-6 for his only Grand Slam title
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown; beats Nell Hall Hopman 6-3, 6-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)

Deaths in Sport

  • Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies