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Melbourne - Historical Events
Date Event
1835-04-18

William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) forms British government

1835-08-30

Melbourne, Australia is founded.

1856-03-26

NSW's 1st 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW won

1856-10-19

James Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne

1865-01-25

CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia

1880-11-11

Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol

1886-11-22

Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia

1892-06-11

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

1899-01-22

Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.

1899-02-02

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

1901-05-09

The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May

1908-11-30

8th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)

1912-11-30

11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)

1922-09-11

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

1927-05-09

Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia

1930-10-11

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

1934-11-21

"Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

1946-12-26

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

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

1956-11-22

16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne

1956-12-08

16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia

1957-12-28

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

1961-12-28

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

1964-02-10

Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82

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.

1969-06-02

Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)

1970-10-15

Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35

1977-03-15

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

1978-10-21

Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.

1983-12-28

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

1985-08-20

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

1986-12-28

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

1989-12-09

"Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne

1999-10-31

Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.

2000-09-11

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

2001-12-20

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

2003-11-30

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

2007-03-23

Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.

2012-09-30

Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final

2012-11-06

Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington

2015-11-03

Michelle Payne becomes first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup

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Melbourne - Notable Birthdays

ashley j cooperSep 15, 1936

Steve IrwinFeb 22, 1962

Pat CashMay 27, 1965

Kylie MinogueMay 28, 1968

Cate BlanchettMay 14, 1969

Holly ValanceMay 11, 1983

Melbourne - Birthdays
Date Event
1779-03-15

William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)

1779-03-15

Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)

1836-02-11

Lord Brassey, The Melbourne Cup

1856-11-22

Melbourne MacDowell, There It Is

1858-04-19

May Robson, [Mary J Robison], Melbourne Aust, actress (Apple Annie)

1861-9-08

Marius Sestier, The Melbourne Cup

1862-01-25

Henry Walter Barnett, The Melbourne Cup

1874-04-15

Arthur Melbourne Cooper, Dreams of Toyland

1882-07-08

Percy Grainger, Melbourne, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs)

1888-12-22

Melbourne Spurr, The General

1889-11-09

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

1901-07-12

Robert Allenby, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer

1907-12-27

Willem Van Otterloo, Winterwijk Holland, conductor (Melbourne 1967-71)

1908-08-15

René Lucot, Melbourne Rendezvous

1910-11-15

Melbourne Ford, The Adventurous Blonde

1912-12-29

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

1913-07-23

Coral Browne, Melbourne Aust, actress (Margaret-Time Express)

1917-04-11

Raymond Marcillac, Melbourne Rendezvous

1922-04-12

Gisela Hoeter, Der Mann aus Melbourne

1926-05-11

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

1927-03-24

Carmen-Renate Köper, Der Mann aus Melbourne

1927-11-14

Bart Cummings, Melbourne Cup Day

1930-08-29

Panda Lisner, In Melbourne Tonight

1931-03-05

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

1933-12-26

Ugly Dave Gray, In Melbourne Tonight

1934-02-15

Graham Kennedy, In Melbourne Tonight

1935-03-05

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

1936-09-15

ashley j cooper, Melbourne Victoria, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957)

1936-10-23

Inge Mutschler, Der Mann aus Melbourne

1938-07-23

Bert Newton, In Melbourne Tonight

1938-08-07

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

1939-01-29

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

1939-05-29

Pete Smith, In Melbourne Tonight

1941-04-24

John Williams, Melbourne Australia, guitarist (Acad Award)

1941-10-25

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

1948-05-28

Bob Shearer, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer

1949-06-15

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

1949-10-30

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

1950-06-11

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

1950-12-18

Gillian Armstrong, Melbourne Aust, director (High Tide, Mrs Soffel)

1953-06-22

Bruce McAvaney, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

1954-05-19

Phil Rudd, Melbourne, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation)

1954-11-30

George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne

1956-02-29

Jonathan Coleman, The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003

1956-03-02

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

1956-08-12

Lee Freedman, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

1957-03-09

Jeff Senior, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer

1957-05-30

Michael Clayton, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer

1962-02-22

Steve Irwin, Melbourne Victoria, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter)

1962-03-22

Diane Pavich, Melbourne Aust, golfer (1993 T50 Alpine Aust Ladies)

1962-9-08

Richard Freedman, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

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)

1965-10-05

Paul Moloney, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer

1965-10-25

Leigh Ann Mills, Melbourne FL, LPGA golfer (1985 Mazda Champions)

1966-08-02

Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], Melbourne, Florida, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year)

1967-02-03

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

1967-11-05

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

1967-12-03

David Diaz, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer

1968-05-28

Kylie Minogue, Melbourne, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion)

1969-05-14

Cate Blanchett, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian actress (Elizabeth, Galadriel-The Lord of the Rings)

1969-09-13

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

1969-09-22

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

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

1970-09-06

Shane Heal, Box Hill Melbourne VIC Austral, basketball guard (Oly-96)

1971-02-11

Linda Wild, Arlington Heights Ill, tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open)

1971-03-15

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

1971-05-07

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

1971-06-21

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

1971-10-20

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

1972-02-17

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

1972-05-11

Andrew Bonhomme, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer

1973-02-22

Kimberly Davies, Melbourne Aust, actress (Baywatch)

1973-12-01

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

1974-01-05

Michelle Scerri, Melbourne Australia, golfer (1995 Tasmanian)

1976-04-06

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

1976-06-21

Shelley Craft, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

1976-08-25

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

1977-05-23

Craig Williams, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

1981-03-06

Sara Groen, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

1983-05-11

Holly Valance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer

1983-9-20

Mehdi Delkhasteh, Melbourne

1984-04-10

Zoe, Melbourne Australia, 1st frozen-embryo child

1985-04-13

Anna Jennings-Edquist, Melbourne

1986-9-19

Sally Pearson, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

1987-03-04

Anthony La Riccia, Mum's Melbourne Makeover

Melbourne - Notable Weddings

Robert MenziesSep 27, 1920

Melbourne - 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

2006-05-26

Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne

2006-06-19

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

Melbourne - Deaths
Date Event
1848-11-24

William Lamb 2nd viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834..41), dies at 69

1918-02-23

Lord Brassey, The Melbourne Cup

1928-11-08

Marius Sestier, The Melbourne Cup

1934-01-16

Henry Walter Barnett, The Melbourne Cup

1941-02-18

Melbourne MacDowell, There It Is

1961-11-28

Arthur Melbourne Cooper, Dreams of Toyland

1964-10-03

Melbourne Spurr, The General

2003-10-10

René Lucot, Melbourne Rendezvous

2005-05-25

Graham Kennedy, In Melbourne Tonight

2007-04-13

Raymond Marcillac, Melbourne Rendezvous

2010-03-12

Gisela Hoeter, Der Mann aus Melbourne

2015-08-30

Bart Cummings, Melbourne Cup Day

2016-10-18

North Melbourne legend 'Twinkle Toes' Laurie Dwyer dies aged 77


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