January 29, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Bill Bowrey wins his first and only Grand Slam title; beats Juan Gisbert Sr. of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 9-7, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats home favourite Margaret Court 6-1, 6-2 for her 13th Grand Slam singles title

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Chris Pringle, (New Zealand cricket pace bowler (since 1990)
  • Harold Green, NFL running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons)
  • John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger

Deaths in Sport

  • Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies