On This Day

January 27, 1996 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber of Germany 6-4, 6-1 for her first and only Grand Slam victory after her stabbing

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber

Deaths in Sport

  • Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (5 tests for England), dies at 93
  • Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies