On This Day

January 27, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Rod Laver 1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 for his first Grand Slam title

  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court retains title; repeat of previous year's final beating Jan Lehane O'Neill 6-1, 6-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympic 9/10-88, 92, 96)
1961 in Sport