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Australia - Notable Historical Events

James CookApr 19, 1770

Charles DarwinJan 12, 1836

George VJun 22, 1911

BradmanDec 16, 1927

MacArthurMar 11, 1942

Robert MenziesAug 31, 1945

Ian BothamAug 15, 1981

Richard HadleeNov 9, 1985

Elizabeth IIMay 9, 1988

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Australia - Historical Events
Date Event
1616-10-25

VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia

1697-02-04

Three Dutch East India Company ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia

1770-04-19

British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1770-04-28

Capt James Cook aboad Endeavour lands at Botany Bay in Australia

1770-06-11

Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

1770-08-22

James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

1787-05-13

Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia

1788-01-18

The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony

1788-01-26

Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the English flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day

1804-03-04

The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.

1808-01-26

Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.

1813-05-11

In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.

1813-05-31

In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains.

1815-05-24

George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia

1829-04-25

Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

1829-05-02

After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.

1834-03-18

Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

1834-10-28

The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

1835-08-30

Melbourne, Australia is founded.

1836-01-12

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia

1836-03-06

HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach King George's Sound, Australia

1836-03-14

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia

1836-07-27

Adelaide, South Australia, founded

1837-11-21

Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

1838-01-01

1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide

1838-06-10

Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.

1844-10-01

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

1845-12-17

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Port Essington after a nearly 4,800 km (3,000 mi) overland journey to explore Australia's Northern Territory

1846-03-25

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory

1847-05-24

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is awarded the Patron's Medal by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of 'the increased knowledge of the great continent of Australia' gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey

1850-07-07

Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, W-Australia

1851-02-11

1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania v Vic, Launceston

1851-08-22

Gold fields discovered in Australia

1852-10-11

The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.

1854-12-03

Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.

1856-10-24

Constitution of South Australia adopted

1859-06-06

Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).

1861-05-13

The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.

1863-07-06

Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia

1865-01-25

CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia

1865-07-31

The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.

1874-09-01

Sydney General Post Office opens in Australia

1877-03-15

Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG

1877-03-19

Australia beat England by 45 runs in very 1st Test match

1879-09-23

Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia

1879-09-28

Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route

1880-09-06

Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval

1882-08-29

Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

1884-09-04

Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.

1886-11-22

Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia

1890-02-14

1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game

1890-07-23

Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)

1890-08-25

Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out

1892-06-11

The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.

1893-07-18

Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's

1894-12-20

England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day

1895-03-06

England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2

1896-02-24

Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15 Jarvis 4-27

1898-03-02

Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England

1899-02-02

The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital (Canberra) between Sydney and Melbourne.

1899-06-30

Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley

1900-07-09

The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons

1900-09-17

Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

1900-12-18

The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.

1901-01-01

Australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies

1901-01-08

New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes

1901-01-09

NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605

1901-03-29

Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first election of its parliament

1902-05-31

Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever

1902-07-05

Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield

1902-07-16

Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford

1902-07-17

Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia

1902-07-24

Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England

1902-07-26

Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford

1902-08-01

Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)

1902-08-13

England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory

1902-09-07

In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September

1902-10-11

Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia

1903-08-15

The New Zealand All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; New Zealand wins, 22-3

1903-09-24

Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Barton as Australia premier

1903-10-05

Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.

1903-10-06

The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.

1903-12-14

Reg Foster completes 287 England v Australia on Test Cricket debut

1904-01-05

England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68

1904-03-01

England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia

1904-08-17

George H Reid succeeds John Watson as Prime Minister of Australia

1904-08-18

Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid.

1905-07-06

Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.

1905-09-05

50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after it's victory over Russia

1907-03-16

1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia

1907-11-08

In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'

1907-12-13

George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG

1908-01-07

England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG

1908-02-11

Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England

1908-08-20

America's Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to be greeted with a tremendous welcome; 221 American sailors desert to remain in Australia

1908-11-12

Andrew Fisher assumes the position of prime minister for what turns out to be a short-lived second Labour government, Australia

1909-06-02

Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

1909-06-15

Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.

1911-01-01

South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government

1911-01-13

South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide

1911-06-22

King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

1912-08-22

England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament

1914-09-11

Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent there.

1914-09-17

Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

1915-07-01

Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service

1916-11-13

Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.

1917-02-17

In Australia, Nationalist Party takes over a coalition government

1918-03-23

Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River

1919-08-06

1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)

1919-11-12

Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia

1919-12-13

Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London

1920-10-30

The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.

1920-11-16

Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited

1920-12-07

NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81

1921-03-01

Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England

1922-09-11

One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.

1922-12-16

NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

1923-09-01

18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup

1923-10-31

160 consecutive days of 100 degrees F begin at Marble Bar, Australia

1924-09-13

19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)

1927-05-09

Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia

1927-12-16

Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

1928-02-07

1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)

1928-02-22

1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)

1928-06-08

1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)

1928-12-05

England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane

1928-12-14

2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man

1929-10-22

James H Scullin forms Australia government

1930-04-29

Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service

1930-05-05

Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia

1930-05-24

1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)

1930-05-24

Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

1930-06-01

Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours

1930-06-30

Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours

1930-08-22

Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test

1930-10-11

Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.

1930-12-12

Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)

1931-01-07

Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.

1931-01-16

Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours

1931-01-22

Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.

1931-03-04

West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG

1931-07-23

Ashmore & Cartier Is in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia

1931-12-11

Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd

1931-12-19

Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG

1931-12-19

Joseph A Lyons (C) becomes premier of Australia

1932-01-04

Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG

1934-06-25

Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)

1934-08-22

Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes

1935-12-18

Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia

1936-12-09

Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

1936-12-21

Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80

1937-03-03

Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down

1937-12-20

Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia

1938-01-08

Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)

1938-01-18

Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG

1938-06-10

Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge

1938-06-11

England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge

1938-06-21

Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

1938-07-08

Would be start of England v Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout

1938-08-05

33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)

1938-08-23

England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364

1938-08-24

England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval

1939-01-01

Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.

1939-01-13

The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.

1939-09-03

WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada

1939-09-05

34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)

1939-12-20

Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service

1939-12-22

Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland

1939-12-23

South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland

1940-02-17

Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia

1940-07-01

Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees

1940-12-09

South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11

1941-11-20

German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia

1941-12-01

Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years

1942-03-11

Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia

1942-03-17

Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

1942-11-23

Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia

1942-12-11

Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia

1943-02-06

1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down

1945-08-31

The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.

1946-03-29

1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ

1946-03-30

Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day

1946-11-19

Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours

1946-12-01

Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

1946-12-26

35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)

1947-11-01

UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK

1947-12-01

India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2

1947-12-26

British transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia

1947-12-30

36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)

1948-01-24

Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

1948-02-06

Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia

1948-03-15

Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia

1948-05-15

Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record

1948-06-15

Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway

1948-07-01

Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

1948-07-27

Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

1948-08-14

England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval

1948-09-06

37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)

1949-08-28

38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)

1950-02-14

Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg

1950-08-26

39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)

1951-09-01

US, Australia & New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty

1951-09-02

Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact

1951-12-22

Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide

1951-12-25

West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket

1951-12-27

40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)

1952-01-03

Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38

1952-10-03

1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia

1952-12-31

41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)

1953-06-13

Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia

1953-10-14

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia

1953-10-26

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia

1953-12-31

42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)

1954-03-08

Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia

1954-04-24

Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations

1954-11-26

Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba

1954-12-28

43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)

1955-05-19

Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia

1955-06-15

Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever

1955-11-03

Australia takes control of Cocos Islands

1955-11-23

British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia

1955-12-28

44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)

1956-05-16

Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia

1956-07-27

Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester

1956-07-31

Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match

1956-09-10

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia

1956-09-17

Television is first broadcast in Australia.

1956-10-04

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1956-10-11

1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day

1956-10-11

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1956-10-17

Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt

1956-10-22

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1956-12-08

16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia

1956-12-27

45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)

1957-09-14

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia

1957-09-25

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1957-10-09

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1957-12-28

46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)

1958-10-01

Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia

1958-12-31

47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)

1959-01-30

Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval

1959-02-05

Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide

1959-03-17

Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations

1959-08-31

48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)

1959-09-23

1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.

1959-12-20

Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur

1960-12-14

Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie

1960-12-28

49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)

1961-02-15

Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever

1961-12-28

50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)

1962-09-15

Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)

1962-09-28

Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.

1962-12-28

51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)

1963-01-12

Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England

1963-09-18

USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia

1963-12-29

52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)

1964-04-03

Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts

1964-05-30

Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia

1964-06-04

Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48

1964-07-28

England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw

1964-09-28

53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)

1964-10-24

Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia

1964-10-26

Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.

1965-03-01

Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct

1965-12-29

54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)

1966-01-26

The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.

1966-03-27

Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia

1966-10-15

Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene"

1966-12-28

55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)

1967-02-03

Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.

1967-12-17

Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne.

1967-12-19

Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.

1967-12-28

56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)

1968-01-31

Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia

1968-06-24

Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's

1968-12-28

57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)

1969-01-29

Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies

1969-06-30

Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34

1969-11-20

Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

1969-12-14

Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta

1970-01-22

Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town

1970-01-23

Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)

1970-02-05

Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban

1970-02-06

Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban

1970-03-10

South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia

1970-04-21

The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations

1970-09-03

Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

1971-01-05

1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG

1971-01-14

John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs

1972-06-08

Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

1972-08-24

Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia

1972-12-05

Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election

1973-02-16

WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers

1973-12-01

Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

1973-12-02

62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)

1974-12-25

Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia

1975-01-09

Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes

1975-01-19

Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.

1975-03-01

Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.

1975-06-21

West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup

1975-07-10

Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

1975-09-16

Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)

1975-11-28

Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane

1976-01-27

Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia

1976-02-05

Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies

1976-05-19

Gold ownership legalized in Australia

1977-03-15

First official test cricket match is played between Australia and England at Melbourne

1977-03-17

Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877

1977-09-18

Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup

1977-12-04

66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)

1977-12-17

Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia v India at the WACA, aged 41

1978-02-03

Australia beat India 3-2 on 6th day of final test

1978-02-03

India needing 493 to beat Australia at Adelaide, all out 445

1978-03-03

1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)

1978-07-01

Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing

1979-02-10

Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed

1979-02-15

Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hrs 40 mins

1979-03-15

Sarfraz takes 9-86 at MCG as Australia lose 7-5 to lose the Test

1979-07-11

US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates

1979-11-27

1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG

1980-09-02

John Arlott commentates on his last game, England v Australia at Lord's

1981-01-08

India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia

1981-01-26

Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 v Australia at Adelaide Oval

1981-02-03

Australia beats NZ 3-1 to win World Series Cup

1981-02-11

Australia all out 83 v India at MCG chasing 143 to win

1981-07-21

Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43

1981-08-02

Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs

1981-08-15

Ian Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford

1981-11-14

Pakistan all out 62 v Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18

1981-12-06

Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18

1982-01-27

West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup

1982-02-26

Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9

1982-06-23

Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)

1982-09-20

Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia

1982-12-30

England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG

1983-01-07

Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England

1983-02-13

Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win World Series Cup

1983-02-16

The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires.

1983-03-05

NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield

1983-04-22

Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)

1983-06-09

Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia

1983-06-12

Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia

1983-09-26

Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)

1983-10-31

Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia

1983-12-28

72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)

1984-02-12

West Indies beat Australia 2-0-1 to win cricket World Series Cup receiving all perfect scores for quality & gold medal

1984-06-08

Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

1984-07-22

22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

1984-09-28

1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)

1984-11-10

Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21

1984-12-02

Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG

1985-01-02

Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts

1985-02-12

West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket World Series Cup

1985-02-17

1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England

1985-04-19

Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.

1985-08-20

Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle

1985-09-03

England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval

1985-10-04

Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia

1985-10-06

Marita Koch of Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia

1985-10-15

Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds

1985-11-09

Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba

1985-11-12

R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane

1986-02-11

Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1986-04-21

90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51

1986-09-22

India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie

1986-12-28

75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world

1987-02-04

Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup

1987-02-11

England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1987-11-08

Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup

1987-12-14

Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter

1987-12-30

Australia hang on for draw v NZ at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short

1988-01-24

Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win Cricket's World Series Cup

1988-04-30

World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia

1988-05-09

Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra

1988-08-22

Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)

1988-09-16

Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia

1988-12-06

Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose

1988-12-29

Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes

1989-01-18

West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup

1989-01-26

Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia v West Indies, Sydney

1989-02-16

William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia

1989-08-01

Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes

1989-08-10

Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1989-08-13

2 hot-air balloons crash at Alice Springs, Australia, 13 killed

1989-12-16

Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia

1989-12-28

Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die

1990-01-19

Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide

1990-02-25

Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup

1990-07-01

In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal

1990-12-02

79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)

1991-01-15

Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1991-08-13

Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford

1991-11-29

Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, v Australia at the Gabba

1991-12-20

Paul Keating installed as premier of Australia

1992-01-06

Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

1992-01-20

Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1992-08-19

Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)

1992-08-19

Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia

1992-08-22

Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka

1992-08-28

Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo

1993-01-05

Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG

1993-01-18

West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0

1993-01-26

West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide

1993-02-16

Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.

1993-05-21

Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia

1993-06-07

Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Australia, Old Trafford

1993-07-06

Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia

1993-07-25

31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

1993-10-06

Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time

1993-12-05

82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)

1994-01-07

South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs

1994-01-25

Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup

1994-10-02

Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test

1995-01-17

Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1995-01-18

Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia

1995-02-04

Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia

1995-03-12

Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain

1995-05-01

Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia v WI at Sabina Park

1995-05-03

Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy

1996-01-20

Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup

1996-03-11

Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup

1996-03-11

John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007.

1996-03-14

Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi

1996-03-17

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup

1996-04-03

South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield

1996-04-10

Fastest wind speed ever recorded (not a tornado) 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s) during tropical cyclone Olivia on Barrow Island, Australia

1996-09-08

Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

1997-05-01

Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.

1997-05-12

Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida

1997-07-30

Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia.

1999-04-14

A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.

1999-12-05

88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)

2000-09-11

Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.

2000-09-15

Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia

2000-10-01

Closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia

2000-10-01

United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia

2000-12-10

89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)

2001-07-05

Australia and East Timor sign an agreement to share royalties from oil and natural gas production in the Timor Sea, which separates the two countries

2001-09-12

Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.

2001-12-20

90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)

2002-05-14

Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.

2003-01-18

A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.

2003-01-31

The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.

2003-05-28

Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.

2003-11-30

92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)

2006-01-01

Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.

2006-03-20

Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country's banana crop.

2007-03-23

Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.

2007-03-31

In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.

2007-06-08

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

2007-07-01

Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.

2007-10-25

The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.

2008-08-06

Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia.

2008-10-27

The banking group BNP Paribas states that Australia is in a risky position with regards to the global financial crisis as foreign liabilities accounted for 60% of the nation's GDP

2009-02-07

Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.

2009-04-03

Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

2012-03-06

9,000 residents are evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatens to overflow

2012-03-22

Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales

2012-06-21

A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued

2013-01-08

130 wildfires across Australia's east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes

2013-01-25

Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding

2013-02-17

Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup

2013-07-06

The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997

2013-09-07

Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election

2013-11-30

Australia defeats New Zealand to win the Rugby League World Cup

2013-12-17

Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series

2014-01-28

Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia

2016-02-15

$1 billion drug bust in Australia

2016-04-25

Australia teen charged with Anzac day terror plot

2016-06-06

Australia storm kills three people, with more missing

2016-12-19

Australia's Projected Annual Deficits Worsen by $7.5 Billion

2017-02-21

Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia

2017-08-06

US suspends search for missing Marines after crash off Australia

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Australia - Notable Birthdays

Robert MenziesDec 20, 1894

Bob HawkeDec 9, 1929

Rupert MurdochMar 11, 1931

Ken RosewallNov 2, 1934

Roy EmersonNov 3, 1936

Rod LaverAug 9, 1938

Margaret Smith CourtJul 16, 1942

Tony RocheJun 17, 1945

Greg NormanFeb 10, 1955

Wayne GradyJul 26, 1957

Michael HutchenceJan 22, 1960

Pat CashMay 27, 1965

Julian AssangeJul 3, 1971

Australia - Birthdays
Date Event
1774-03-16

Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)

1774-06-02

William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)

1795-04-28

Charles Sturt, England, explorer (Australia)

1815-05-27

Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia

1818-03-22

John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)

1826-06-24

George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)

1834-01-05

William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)

1839-04-18

Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)

1844-03-15

Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)

1845-04-15

Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)

1849-01-18

Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)

1853-09-09

Frederick R Spofforth, Australia, cricketer (Demon)

1854-03-21

Alick A C Bannerman, cricketer (bro of Charles, Australia 1878-1893)

1854-05-11

John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)

1856-08-03

Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)

1859-01-15

Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)

1859-03-13

Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)

1859-03-27

George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)

1860-12-07

Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)

1862-08-29

Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)

1862-09-25

Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)

1864-02-17

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)

1864-02-17

A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Australia

1867-04-09

Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)

1870-01-03

Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)

1874-04-26

J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)

1875-01-01

N F Druce, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1897-98)

1876-09-18

James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)

1877-11-02

Victor Trumper, cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912)

1879-09-15

Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939)

1879-12-27

Robert Greig, Australia, actor (Horse Feathers)

1882-03-23

C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia

1882-08-22

Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)

1883-04-15

Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)

1884-10-10

C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for S Afr in Australia 1910-11)

1885-09-22

Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)

1887-09-29

Billy Bevan, Orange Australia, actor (White Sin)

1888-07-06

Annette Kellerman, Sydney Australia, swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid)

1889-11-09

Snub Pollard, Melbourne Australia, actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days)

1890-07-18

Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)

1890-07-28

Marie Lohr, Sydney Australia, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel)

1893-04-01

Cicely Courtneidge, Sydney Australia, actress (Double Exposure)

1893-05-21

Arthur Carr, cricket captain (England v Australia 1926)

1893-07-11

Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)

1893-07-15

Enid Bennett, Australia, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins)

1893-08-10

Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)

1893-09-18

Arthur Benjamin, Sydney Australia, composer (Jamaican Rumba)

1894-12-20

Robert Menzies, Jeparit, Victoria, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving

1895-04-13

Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)

1895-09-29

Louise Granville, Sydney Australia, entertainer

1897-03-13

William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)

1897-05-25

Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)

1898-12-01

Cyril Ritchard, Sydney Australia, actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker)

1899-08-09

Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)

1900-03-29

John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)

1900-08-01

Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)

1902-07-17

Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)

1904-05-13

Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)

1906-11-03

Sydney John Kay, Cavalcade of Australia 1901-1951

1908-02-23

William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)

1908-08-05

Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam

1908-08-26

Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

1909-02-17

Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)

1909-03-26

Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)

1909-04-09

Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)

1909-09-15

Jean Batten, NZ air pioneer (1st woman to fly solo Australia-

1909-12-06

Alan McGilvray, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1910-05-02

Laurie Nash, cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia)

1911-02-16

Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)

1911-09-16

Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)

1912-05-28

Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)

1912-12-25

Donald McRae, cricketer (Test for NZ, the 1946 debacle vs Australia)

1912-12-29

Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Melbourne Australia, composer (Triad)

1914-03-22

Cec Burke, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner v Australia 1946, 1 & 3, 2-30)

1914-07-26

Erskine Hawkins, Australia

1914-09-24

Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)

1915-12-08

Bob Peters, Wild Australia: The Edge

1916-02-17

Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)

1916-04-09

Julian Dash, Australia

1916-04-26

Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)

1916-06-08

Geoffrey Saulez, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1916-06-23

Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)

1916-07-11

Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)

1916-08-18

Kitty Bluett, A Yank in Australia

1917-04-22

Sidney Nolan, Australia, painter/illustrator (Ned Kelly)

1917-06-27

K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)

1918-01-16

Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)

1918-04-29

Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)

1918-10-08

Ron Randell, Sydney Australia, actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera)

1919-03-28

Tom Brooks, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1919-11-28

Keith Miller, cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders)

1920-07-29

Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)

1921-08-20

Jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956)

1923-06-24

Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter

1923-06-25

Doug Everingham, Fire Water: Australia's Industrial Fluoridation Disgrace

1925-05-02

Lou Rowan, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1925-07-18

Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)

1926-05-11

Frank Thring, Melbourne Australia, actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur)

1926-08-09

Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)

1926-10-24

Corrado Olmi, A Girl in Australia

1926-11-07

Joan Sutherland, Sydney Australia, operatic soprano (Met Opera)

1926-12-01

Keith Michell, Adelaide Australia, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)

1926-12-24

Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)

1927-05-02

Ray Barrett, Australia

1928-11-17

Colin McDonald, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1928-11-20

Norma Redpath, Sculpture Australia '69

1929-09-25

John Rutherford, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956)

1929-12-09

Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

1929-12-09

Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91)

1930-04-20

Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)

1930-05-16

Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)

1930-05-21

Malcolm Fraser, PM of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83)

1930-06-06

Frank Tyson, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1930-09-29

Richard Bonynge, Sydney Australia, conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976)

1931-01-04

Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia 1996-2001

1931-01-11

Betty Churcher, director of the National Gallery of Australia

1931-03-05

Barry Tuckwell, Melbourne Australia, horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68)

1931-03-11

Rupert Murdoch, Australia, publisher (NY Post)/CEO (FOX-TV)

1931-07-23

Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)

1931-09-13

Marjorie Jackson, Australia, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1952) [or Feb 13]

1933-08-10

Richard Taylor, Australia Will Be There

1933-09-14

Zoe Caldwell, Australia, actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

1934-02-14

Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)

1934-02-17

Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)

1934-03-08

Ron Taylor, Sydney Australia, cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), (d. 2012)

1934-06-20

Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)

1934-11-02

Ken Rosewall, Sydney Australia, tennis star (US Open 1956)

1934-11-23

Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Sydney Australia, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56)

1935-03-05

Philip K Chapman, Melbourne Australia, astronaut (Apollo 14 support)

1935-05-15

Bill Peach, Australia Felix

1935-07-12

Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)

1935-07-24

Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)

1935-08-08

John Laws, Australia radio personality

1935-09-28

Bruce Crampton, Sydney Australia, PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open)

1935-12-31

Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)

1936-03-12

Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)

1936-11-03

Roy Emerson, Blackbutt Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon-1964, 65, US Open-61)

1936-11-03

Roy Emerson, The Fifth Set: Australia and the Davis Cup

1937-02-04

John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)

1937-02-21

Ron Clarke, Australia, runner (held 19 world records)

1937-06-21

John Edrich, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1937-09-04

Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)

1937-10-10

Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)

1938-02-25

Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)

1938-03-14

Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)

1938-03-14

John Gleeson, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1938-04-20

Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic-gold-1956, 64)

1938-06-28

Robert Hughes, Sydney, Australia, art critic, (d. 2012)

1938-07-28

Robert Hughes, [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic (Barcelona)

1938-08-07

Helen Caldicott, Melbourne Australia, physician/anti-war activist

1938-08-09

Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam)

1938-11-20

Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)

1939-01-29

Germaine Greer, Melbourne Australia, feminist/author (Female Eunich)

1939-03-01

Alan Thorne, Australia

1939-03-29

Ivor Bowen, Made in Australia

1939-06-29

Alan Connolly, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1939-07-26

J W Howard, Prime Minister of Australia

1939-08-12

Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)

1939-09-05

George Lazenby, Goulburn Australia, actor (OHMSS-James Bond)

1939-10-08

Paul Hogan, Australia, actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack)

1940-02-17

Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)

1940-05-02

Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)

1940-06-23

Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)

1940-9-17

Peter Lever, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1941-02-10

John Hampshire, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1941-04-24

John Williams, Melbourne Australia, guitarist (Acad Award)

1941-05-11

Ian Redpath, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1941-06-24

Graham McKenzie, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1941-10-25

Helen Reddy, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (I Am Woman)

1942-07-16

Margaret Smith Court, Perth Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins)

1943-05-23

John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)

1943-08-07

Lana Cantrell, Sydney, Australia, singer (Those Were the Days)

1943-10-04

Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ

1944-01-14

Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)

1944-01-18

Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia

1944-02-10

Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)

1944-03-25

Ross Duncan, cricketer (one Test Australia v England 1971, 0-30)

1944-05-20

Keith Fletcher, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1944-06-01

Jean-Jacques Andrien, Australia

1944-06-30

Glenn Shorrock, Sydney Australia, rock vocalist (Little River Band)

1944-11-13

Ken Shuttleworth, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1945-03-03

Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)

1945-04-04

Bryan Andrews, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74)

1945-06-17

Tony Roche, Wagga Wagga Australia, tennis player and coach

1945-07-13

Ashley Mallett, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1945-12-02

Alan Thomson, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1945-12-21

Doug Walters, Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 3rd Final: Australia vs West Indies

1946-04-09

Alan Knott, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

1946-06-03

Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)

1946-11-02

Alan Jones, Australia, auto racer (1980 World Champion)

1946-9-20

Joseph Rosendo, Victoria, Australia

1947-03-11

Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player

1947-03-15

David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)

1947-05-15

Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)

1947-06-29

Jeff Moss, cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979)

1947-12-13

Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2)

1948-06-05

Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)

1949-03-22

Fanny Ardant, Monte Carlo, actress (Australia, Confidentially Yours)

1949-06-15

Russell Hitchcock, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)

1949-08-23

Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)

1949-10-30

David Green, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (Air Supply)

1949-12-14

Cliff Williams, Sydney Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)

1949-12-23

Wally Edwards, cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974)

1950-06-11

Graham Russell, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)

1950-06-28

Sandy Gore, Australia

1951-04-06

Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)

1951-06-03

David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)

1951-06-24

Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Oly-Silver-72)

1951-11-03

Azmat Rana, cricketer (one Test for Pakistan against Australia 1980)

1951-12-18

Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)

1951-12-22

Jan Stephenson, Sydney Australia, golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974)

1952-11-26

Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)

1953-05-24

Nell Campbell, [Laura], Sydney Australia, actress (Rocky Horror)

1953-05-25

Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover

1953-09-07

Greg Ham, Australia, rock saxophonist/flutist (Men At Work)

1953-11-23

Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)

1954-07-26

Vitas Gerulaitis, Brooklyn NY, tennis star (Australia 1987)

1954-11-12

Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star

1955-02-10

Greg Norman, Queensland, Australia, PGA golfer (1984 Kemper)

1955-02-15

Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion

1955-03-18

Graham Porter, cricketer (1 day intl for Australia 1979)

1955-04-23

Judy Davis, Perth Australia, actress (Husbands & Wives)

1955-05-02

Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)

1955-07-27

Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)

1955-12-14

Jane Crafter, Perth Australia, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams)

1956-01-15

Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)

1956-03-02

Mark Evans, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC)

1956-08-10

Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star

1957-06-22

Garry Beers, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)

1957-07-26

Wayne Grady, Brisbane, Australia, PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion)

1957-08-18

Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)

1957-09-14

Kepler Wessels, Bloemfontein South Africa, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, the latter as captain.

1957-11-05

David Moyse, Adelaide Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)

1957-12-28

Ian Smith, Second Vodafone Test: Australia vs New Zealand: Day 4

1957-9-29

Mark Nicholas, First Vodafone Test: Australia vs India: Day 3

1958-03-01

Wayne B Phillips, cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)

1958-07-04

Kirk Pengilly, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)

1958-11-03

Sue Daniels, Adelaide Australia, golfer (1983 Victorian Amateur Champ)

1958-11-14

Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1959-02-12

Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)

1959-03-02

Andrew Farriss, Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)

1959-10-07

Penny Graeber, Sydney Australia, golfer (1990 6th Vic Open)

1959-12-01

Wally Lewis, Final: New Zealand v Australia

1960-01-22

Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor (INXS-Dogs in Space)

1960-02-25

Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)

1960-03-14

Helen Hopkins, Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian Intl 1983)

1960-05-12

Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)

1960-12-05

John Felton, Kyogle Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1960-12-20

John Fitzgerald, Australia, tennis star

1960-12-28

John Fitzgerald, Australia, tennis star

1960-12-31

Broderick Dyke, Australia, tennis star

1961-05-02

Peter Doohan, Australia, tennis star

1961-06-16

Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)

1962-02-17

David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)

1962-03-13

Liane Tooth, Sydney NSW Australia, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)

1962-07-29

Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 Brit Open)

1962-10-30

Courtney Walsh, South Africa vs Australia: 5th One Day International

1962-11-28

Karen Marsden, Perth Australia, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)

1962-12-08

Stephen John Elkington, Inverell Australia, PGA golfer (1990 Kmart)

1962-12-12

Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990)

1963-01-01

Glenn Trimble, cricketer (son of Sam Two ODI's for Australia 1986)

1963-02-04

Jane Leary, Sydney Australia, golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ)

1963-03-04

Anne Minter, Australia, tennis star

1963-03-20

Ramon Andersson, Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-br-92, 96)

1963-04-11

Elizabeth Smylie, Perth Australia, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City)

1963-04-20

Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)

1963-06-07

Steven David Rintoul, Bowral Australia, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-2nd)

1964-02-06

Colin Miller, Australia's Brainiest Cricketer

1964-02-12

Milton Small, cricket pace bowler (WI v Australia 1984)

1964-02-23

Jeff Green, Jeff Green Live! An Englishman in Australia

1964-04-30

Ian Healy, KFC Twenty20 International: Australia vs New Zealand

1964-06-25

Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)

1964-08-01

Andrew Wilson, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96)

1964-10-27

Mark Taylor, All-Star Twenty20: All*Stars vs Australia

1964-10-29

Jackie Pereira, Perth Australia, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96)

1964-11-04

Fiona Pike, Adelaide Australia, golfer (S Aust State champ 1993/94)

1964-12-25

Janet Soulsby, Corbridge Australia, golfer (Curtis Cup 1982)

1965-03-07

Cameron Daddo, Melbourne Australia, actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc)

1965-03-20

Danielle Woodward, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1965-05-27

Pat Cash, Melbourne Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon 1987)

1965-06-02

Mark Waugh, cricketer (twin of Steve mighty batsman for Australia)

1965-06-02

Steve Waugh, cricketer (twin of Mark mighty batsman for Australia)

1965-07-04

John Frawley, Australia, tennis star

1965-07-04

Shelley Oates, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1965-09-23

Mark Woodforde, Adelaide Australia, tennis star (1993 Wimbledon mixed)

1965-10-02

Darren Cahill, Australia, tennis star

1965-10-18

Fayette Purser, Sydney Australia, golfer (NSW State Rep 1987-88)

1965-10-21

Alison Munt, Cairns Australia, LPGA golfer (1992 Jamie Farr-21st)

1966-03-21

Karen Lunn, Cowra Australia, LPGA golfer (1993 Women's British Open)

1966-04-19

Paul Reiffel, Australia's Brainiest Cricketer

1966-04-30

Sharna West, Big Brother: Australia

1966-05-03

Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1966-05-17

Mark Kratzmann, Australia, tennis star

1966-06-15

Jimmy Hall, Deadly Dozen: Australia

1966-08-23

Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1966-10-03

Damian Wyvill, Australia

1967-02-03

Natalie Hunter, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1967-02-25

Jenny Byrne, Perth Australia, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS)

1967-03-11

Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)

1967-04-09

Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers)

1967-11-05

Grant Leury, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1967-12-28

Paul Lynch, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1968-01-09

Mardi Lunn, Liverpool Sydney Australia, golfer (1991 Thailand Open)

1968-03-06

Russell Butler, Dandenong Victoria Australia, diver (Oly-28th-88, 96)

1968-03-25

Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1968-04-14

Andrew Trim, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1968-04-22

Jo Angel, cricketer (big WA right-arm fast bowler, Australia 1993-)

1968-05-01

Lisa Campbell, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1968-09-01

Mardi Lunn, Liverpool Australia, LPGA golfer (1994 McDonald's-17th)

1968-10-18

Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)

1968-12-16

Wendy Doolan, Sydney Australia, LPGA golfer (1991 Brit Amat Champ-2nd)

1968-9-25

Eddie Baroo, Australia

1969-01-31

Mathew Pallister, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1969-02-11

Shannon Long, Gladstone Australia, playmate (Oct, 1988)

1969-03-10

Stephen Leaney, Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Infinit TPC-7th)

1969-03-21

Mark Allen, Australia, Australasia golfer

1969-05-31

Juliet Haslam, Adelaide SA Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)

1969-09-13

Shane Warne, Melbourne Australia, cricketer (leg spin bowler)

1969-09-22

Nicole Bradtke, Melbourne Australia, tennis star (1995 Auckland)

1969-10-10

Scott Anthony Murray Nelson, Geelong Australia, NZ 20k walker (Oly-96)

1969-10-12

Alison Peek, Australia, field hockey halfback/midfielder (Olympics-96)

1969-12-14

Craig Jones, Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (NZ Open-1994)

1969-12-14

Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)

1970-01-01

Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1970-02-06

Mark Hutton, Adelaide Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees)

1970-03-03

Kristine Radford, Sydney Australia, tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham)

1970-04-04

Jason Stoltenberg, Australia, tennis star

1970-04-28

Richard Fromberg, Australia, tennis star

1970-05-17

Jodie Rogers, Melbourne Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1970-05-25

Danni Roche, Melbourne VIC Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)

1970-07-05

Maureen Lee, Melbourne Australia, golfer

1970-07-08

Lisa Powell, Sydney NSW Australia, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)

1970-09-12

Rebecca Joyce, Australia, rower (Olympics-96)

1970-10-07

Daniel Collins, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1970-11-19

Ashley Hames, Opal Mining in Lightning Ridge, Australia

1970-12-08

Shannon Cleary, Good Morning Australia

1970-12-19

Wendy Miles, Australia, golfer (1993 T77 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)

1970-12-24

John Cass, Big Brother: Australia

1971-02-06

Brad Hogg, cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996)

1971-02-15

Nova Peris, Australia's Brainiest Olympian

1971-02-25

Nova Peris, Darwin Australia, field hockey left halfback (Olympics-96)

1971-03-15

Patrick Reidy, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1971-03-26

Rennae Stubbs, Sydney Australia, tennis star

1971-04-02

Todd Woodbridge, Sydney Australia, tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon)

1971-05-01

Stuart Appleby, Cohuna Australia, Nike golfer (1994 Victorian PGA)

1971-05-07

Cameron McFadzean, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1971-05-10

Andrei Kravtsov, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1971-05-21

Alex Christie, Big Brother: Australia

1971-05-31

Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1971-06-08

Jamie Morgan, Australia, tennis star

1971-06-13

Broderick nonuplets, Sydney Australia

1971-06-21

Nicole Stevenson, Melbourne Australia, backstroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)

1971-07-03

Julian Assange, Queensland, Australia, Wikileaks founder

1971-07-12

Matt Westmore, The Biggest Loser Australia

1971-08-12

Jim Walker, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1971-09-18

Kate Starre, Armadale Australia, field hockey utility (Olympics-96)

1971-09-22

Ian Van Der Wal, Darwin Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1971-10-20

Dannii Minogue, Melbourne Australia, singer, sister of Kylie Minogue

1971-10-29

Greg Blewett, Australia vs England: 1st Twenty20 International

1971-12-10

Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1971-12-26

Mark Lathwell, cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993)

1972-01-07

Shane Kelly, Australia's Brainiest Olympian

1972-01-17

Rozz Switzer, Australia's Most Wanted

1972-02-17

Richard MacQuire, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1972-02-17

Tony Lawson, NSA Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1972-03-29

Paul Michael Kent, Australia, NZ breastroker (Olympics-96)

1972-04-08

Katrina Powell, Canberra Australia, field hockey striker (Olympics-96)

1972-05-08

Darren Hayes, Savage Garden: Superstars and Cannonballs: Live and on Tour in Australia

1972-05-25

Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1972-05-26

Peter Timbs, Big Brother: Australia

1972-07-27

Clint Robinson, Brisbane QLD Australia, K-1 1k canoeist (Oly-bron-96)

1972-09-20

Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Oly-96)

1972-10-31

Gordon Sloan, Big Brother: Australia

1972-11-08

Chris Fydler, Sydney NSW NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973-03-05

Nicole Pratt, Mackay Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures Australia)

1973-04-17

Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1973-05-11

Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1973-05-29

Emma Johnson, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973-05-29

Malcolm Allen, Wauchope NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973-06-30

Kit McDee, The Biggest Loser Australia

1973-07-21

Catherine Tremolada, Big Brother: Australia

1973-09-02

Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973-09-09

Peter Scott, Newcastle Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1973-10-02

Bret Hudson, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1973-11-05

Karl Lewis, Savage Garden: Superstars and Cannonballs: Live and on Tour in Australia

1973-11-13

Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Oly-2 bronze-92, 96)

1973-11-22

Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1973-12-01

Mia Farrance, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1974-01-05

Michelle Scerri, Melbourne Australia, golfer (1995 Tasmanian)

1974-01-18

Todd James, Big Brother: Australia

1974-02-15

Jodie McMullen, Miss Universe-Australia/Miss Congeniality (1996)

1974-03-25

Vyninka Arlow, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1974-04-07

Christina Davis, Big Brother: Australia

1974-05-31

Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1974-06-12

Vanessa Baker, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1974-08-27

Mohammad Yousuf, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs Pakistan: Game 5

1974-11-20

Brad Williams, cricketer (Victoria & Young Australia fast bowler)

1974-11-30

Alex Katz, The Biggest Loser Australia

1974-12-08

Paul Staight, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1974-12-19

Ricky Ponting, cricketer (prodigious Tasmania batsman, Australia 1995)

1974-12-22

Jemma Gawned, Big Brother: Australia

1975-01-10

Ben Carey, Savage Garden: Superstars and Cannonballs: Live and on Tour in Australia

1975-02-21

Scott Miller, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)

1975-04-19

Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996)

1975-04-24

Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1975-06-12

Scott Ferrier, Australia, high jumper/decathlete (Olympics-96)

1975-08-25

Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)

1975-10-27

Milli Howson, Australia

1975-12-03

Nadine Neumann, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1976-01-27

Andy Silva, Big Brother: Australia

1976-02-02

Steven Dewick, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1976-02-28

Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1976-04-06

Simon Coombes, Melbourne VIC Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1976-05-17

Anna Windsor, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1976-05-26

Paul Collingwood, Australia vs England: 1st Twenty20 International

1976-06-19

Nathan Morris, Big Brother: Australia

1976-07-24

Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1976-08-21

Lee Novak, Savage Garden: Superstars and Cannonballs: Live and on Tour in Australia

1976-08-25

Sam Mackinnon, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1976-09-04

Helen Denman, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1976-10-24

Yanda Nossiter, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1976-11-07

Mark Philippoussis, Australia, tennis star (140 MPH serve)

1976-11-09

Laura Csortan, Miss Universe-Congeniality (Australia, 1997)

1976-12-19

Lisa Standing, Big Brother: Australia

1977-01-06

Stacey Gartrell, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1977-01-14

Renee Intlekofer, Brisbane, Australia

1977-02-20

Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1977-04-24

Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1977-05-04

Keiran Tanner, Big Brother: Australia

1977-05-05

Justin Griffiths, Australia

1977-05-06

Trent Steed, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1977-07-15

David Hussey, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs England: Game 3

1977-09-20

Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1977-10-09

Alice Borrelli, Jamie's Kitchen Australia

1977-10-09

Jade Rawlings, Australia's Brainiest Footballer

1977-11-25

Aaron Benton, Big Brother: Australia

1977-12-22

Joanna Hughes, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1978-02-02

Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)

1978-06-21

Anita Bloomfield, Big Brother: Australia

1978-08-18

Sara-Marie Fedele, Big Brother: Australia

1978-10-20

Virender Sehwag, KFC Twenty20: Australia vs India

1978-10-24

James Hopes, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs West Indies: Game 5

1978-9-10

Krista Bean, Head Down and Hold On: Australia

1979-01-07

Sarah Kearney, Big Brother: Australia

1979-02-10

Amanda Scott, The Biggest Loser Australia

1979-02-18

Julia Greville, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

1979-03-29

Nicole Dickmann, Big Brother: Australia

1979-04-04

Rebecca Stoyel, South Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1979-04-27

Natasha Chokljat, Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

1979-10-11

Ryan Harris, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs Pakistan: Game 5

1979-11-16

Salli Wills, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1979-12-10

Shaina Fewell, Brisbane, Australia

1979-9-21

Ben Williams, Big Brother: Australia

1979-9-26

Cameron Mooney, Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

1980-01-11

Josh Hannay, Australia's Brainiest Footballer

1980-03-31

Jenny Smith, Western Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1980-04-02

Merlin Luck, Big Brother: Australia

1980-06-16

Michael McCoy, Australia's Brainiest BB06 Housemate

1980-10-23

Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981-02-17

Lisa Skinner, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981-03-19

Mirabai Peart, Big Brother: Australia

1981-03-19

Damian Hoo, Big Brother: Australia

1981-04-08

Rebecca Wilson, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981-06-22

Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981-07-06

Nicole Kantek, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981-07-31

Emily Selby, MasterChef Australia

1981-11-02

Mitchell Johnson, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka: Game 3

1981-11-13

Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1982-02-01

Shoaib Malik, KFC Twenty20 International: Australia vs Pakistan

1982-02-06

Nathan Martin, Big Brother: Australia

1982-05-05

Corey Parker, Final: New Zealand v Australia

1982-08-30

Will Davison, Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

1982-11-08

Anouska Golebiewski, Big Brother: Australia

1983-02-20

Clint McKay, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs Pakistan: Game 5

1983-04-09

Dino Delic, Australia's Brainiest BB06 Housemate

1983-06-17

Claire Madden, Australia's Brainiest BB06 Housemate

1983-07-09

Shaun Marsh, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs England: Game 2

1983-10-26

Kane Dignum, Big Brother: Australia

1984-03-08

Ross Taylor, Second Vodafone Test: Australia vs New Zealand: Day 4

1984-04-10

Zoe, Melbourne Australia, 1st frozen-embryo child

1984-10-15

Matthew Floyd, Australia

1984-12-09

Steve O'Keefe, KFC Twenty20 International: Australia vs England: Game 2

1985-01-30

Suraj Randiv, KFC Twenty20 International: Australia vs Sri Lanka

1985-08-03

Sonny Bill Williams, Final: New Zealand v Australia

1985-9-16

Anna Lind-Hansen, Australia's Brainiest BB06 Housemate

1986-02-19

Marta, Brazil vs. Australia

1986-05-23

Katie Hastings, Australia's Brainiest BB06 Housemate

1986-10-27

David Warner, Second Vodafone Test: Australia vs New Zealand: Day 4

1986-10-27

Kenneth Berg-Paulsen, Second Vodafone Test: Australia vs New Zealand: Day 4

1989-03-02

Chris Woakes, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia vs England: Game 5 - Flood Relief Appeal

1989-03-11

David Brooks, Australia

1989-06-02

Steve Smith, KFC Twenty20 International: Australia vs England: Game 2

1989-06-29

Rebecca Jobson, MTV Australia Awards 2009

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Cate BlanchettDec 29, 1997

Russell CroweApr 7, 2003

Daniel JohnsDec 31, 2003

Nicole KidmanJun 25, 2006

Australia - Weddings
Date Event
1920-09-27

Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

1956-03-03

Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

1956-10-06

Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

1976-07-11

Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

1984-02-14

Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

1984-10-27

"Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia

1990-05-05

"Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

1991-05-31

Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia

1996-11-14

King of Pop Michael Jackson (38) weds Debbie Rowe (38) in Sydney, Australia

1997-12-29

Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

2002-12-31

Actress Rachel Griffiths (34) weds Australian artist Andrew Taylor (35) at Star of the Sea Chapel in Gardenvale, Australia

2003-01-01

"Lord of The Rings" actress Miranda Otto (35) weds actor Peter O'Brien (44) at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia

2003-01-11

"The Sixth Sense" actress-singer Toni Collette (30) weds musician Dave Galafassi in a Buddhist ceremony near Sydney, Australia

2003-04-07

Academy Award "Gladiator" actor Russell Crowe (39) weds singer Danielle Spencer (32) at his 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia

2003-12-31

"Torn" singer and actress Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" singer Daniel Johns (24) at Thala Beach Lodge in Port Douglas, Australia

2004-12-31

Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (24) on a beach ceremony in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

2005-07-21

Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

2005-08-20

"24" actress Sarah Wynter (32) weds "Details" magazine editor-in-chief Dan Peres in Sydney, Australia

2006-01-28

London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia

2006-03-31

Long jumper gold medalist Bronwyn Thompson (28) weds Jason Chipperfield at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane, Australia

2006-03-31

2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jana Pittman (23) weds track and field athlete Chris Rawlinson (33) at Morning Star Estate on Mornington Peninsula in Australia

2006-06-19

"Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (24) weds actor Josh Janowicz (24) in Melbourne, Australia

2006-06-25

Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

2007-02-17

"Home and Away" actress Ada Nicodemou (29) weds Chrys Xipolitas at St. Andrew's Greek church in Redfern, Australia

Australia - Notable Deaths

Joseph BanksJun 19, 1820

Robert MenziesMay 15, 1978

Australia - Deaths
Date Event
1814-07-19

Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40

1820-06-19

Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

1846-09-23

John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)

1848-04-04

Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of northern and central Australia, dies on an expedition at 34

1850-06-16

William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774)

1880-09-22

G F Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies

1883-10-22

George Coulthard, cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies

1890-12-03

Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies

1893-07-20

Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies

1898-11-02

George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)

1907-01-14

Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)

1908-02-29

John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, first Governor-General of Australia (as Lord Hopetoun)

1911-02-07

Harry Graham, cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies

1911-05-20

E M Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies

1911-12-13

Reg Duff, cricketer (23 Tests for Australia 1902-05, 1317 runs), dies

1914-08-07

B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies

1915-01-06

Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies

1915-06-28

Victor Trumper, cricketer (48 Tests for Australia, 3163 runs), dies

1916-02-09

Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies

1916-12-26

Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies

1917-10-31

Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies

1918-09-12

George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)

1918-11-26

Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies

1919-10-07

Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)

1920-01-07

Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)

1921-02-12

Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies

1921-07-02

Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies

1922-06-01

Frank Walters, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 7 & 5), dies

1922-09-21

Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies

1923-11-25

Syd Callaway, cricket all-round (3 Tests for Australia 1891-95), dies

1924-08-17

Tom Kendall, cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies

1924-09-19

Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies

1925-08-03

William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies

1927-07-21

J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies

1927-08-05

Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies

1928-10-22

Andrew Fisher, fifth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

1929-05-21

V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies

1930-06-11

George Alexander, cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies

1930-08-20

Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies

1930-12-09

Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies

1931-04-30

Sammy Woods, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies

1931-11-02

Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies

1933-01-17

John Hodges, cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies

1933-11-15

Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies

1936-01-02

Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia (b. 1862)

1936-01-15

Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies

1937-07-22

Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash

1937-12-18

S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies

1938-06-17

H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies

1938-06-24

"Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies

1938-07-05

John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies

1938-08-14

Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies

1938-10-12

Hugh Massie, cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies

1938-12-07

Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies

1939-04-05

William Cooper, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies

1939-04-07

Joseph Lyons, tenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)

1939-06-13

Arthur Coningham, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1894), dies

1939-08-16

Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies

1939-08-24

W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies

1940-02-07

Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1894-95), dies

1940-03-15

Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies

1941-02-05

A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Australia

1941-11-18

Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)

1943-01-03

Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)

1945-05-09

Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies

1945-07-05

John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)

1947-07-30

Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)

1948-03-31

Lawson Harris, A Daughter of Australia

1951-01-02

Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)

1952-07-27

Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies

1952-10-28

Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

1953-01-28

James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)

1953-06-25

Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies

1954-01-20

Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies

1954-09-30

Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies

1955-04-18

Don Blackie, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46

1955-05-17

Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies

1956-08-13

Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies

1958-03-19

Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies

1958-10-15

Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies

1961-02-03

Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67

1961-10-26

Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies

1961-12-20

Earle Page, eleventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)

1965-08-11

Bill Woodfull, cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies

1967-02-01

Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies

1967-08-25

Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)

1968-05-20

Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies

1968-08-25

Stan McCabe, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies

1969-07-22

Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies

1973-04-21

Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)

1973-08-07

Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies

1973-12-16

Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies

1974-05-25

Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies

1974-08-11

Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies

1975-12-03

Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies

1977-04-20

Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies

1978-01-25

Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse

1978-05-15

Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving, dies of a heart attack at 83

1979-02-21

Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies

1979-06-29

Ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies

1980-05-02

Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies

1981-11-22

Jack Fingleton, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies

1982-09-29

H C Slinger Nitschke, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies

1983-01-28

Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)

1985-01-11

Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)

1985-10-13

Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies

1986-04-05

Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies

1986-07-24

Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies

1987-06-14

Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies

1987-07-29

Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies

1988-03-17

Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies

1988-03-31

William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)

1988-12-16

H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies

1990-02-14

Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies

1991-06-28

Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies

1993-01-09

Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)

1993-11-11

Erskine Hawkins, Australia

1994-03-08

John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55

1995-02-28

Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies

1996-06-22

Ray Lindwall, cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74

1996-07-17

Alan McGilvray, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

2000-06-03

Bob Peters, Wild Australia: The Edge

2002-05-19

John Gorton, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)

2004-01-03

Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)

2004-12-23

Geoffrey Saulez, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

2007-05-09

Jimmy Hall, Deadly Dozen: Australia

2007-07-16

Tom Brooks, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

2007-09-12

Gordon Sloan, Big Brother: Australia

2009-09-08

Ray Barrett, Australia

2012-05-21

Alan Thorne, Australia

2012-11-14

Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82

2013-01-12

Norma Redpath, Sculpture Australia '69

2013-08-27

Bill Peach, Australia Felix

2015-02-24

Richard Taylor, Australia Will Be There

2015-09-27

Frank Tyson, International Knock Out Match: M.C.C. vs. Australia

2016-08-08

Australia's first world surfing champion, Bernard 'Midget' Farrelly, dies aged 71

2016-10-09

Australia's 'mystery' spinner John Gleeson dies aged 78

2017-01-27

Australia's oldest person, Mary Whitehurst, dies aged 111

2017-08-07

Betty Cuthbert, Australia's four-time Olympic gold medallist, dies aged 79


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