On This Day

January 31, 1949 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman wins 1st of 2 straight Australian titles; beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Doris Hart beats Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-3, 6-4 for the first of her 6 Grand Slam singles titles

Birthdays in Sport

  • Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer & sports journalist, born in Heteren, Netherlands