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Auckland - Historical Events
Date Event
1863-02-07

HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.

1865-07-26

The capital of New Zealand moves from Auckland to Wellington

1874-11-17

Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ

1888-10-20

Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ

1920-07-16

15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)

1933-04-01

Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes

1937-12-29

Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service

1953-12-24

Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166

1959-05-30

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand.

1963-07-20

Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand

1976-01-25

Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland

1985-01-25

Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)

1985-07-10

French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand

1990-02-22

1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps

1991-05-29

"Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand

1996-03-03

Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final

1997-03-03

The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.

2004-08-15

Bay of Plenty win Rugby Union's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges. They defeated Auckland. 33-26

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Auckland - Notable Birthdays

Edmund HillaryJul 20, 1919

Daniel LoganJun 6, 1987

LordeNov 7, 1996

Auckland - Birthdays
Date Event
1919-07-20

Edmund Hillary, Auckland NZ, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), (d. 2008)

1934-10-22

Donald McIntyre, Auckland NZ, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold)

1935-07-10

Wilson Whineray, Auckland, New Zealand, All Black (1957-65), (d. 2012)

1942-07-17

Gale Garnett, Auckland NZ, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine)

1950-11-11

Rex Samuel Sellers, Auckland NZ, Tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)

1951-06-10

Vicky Latta, Auckland NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)

1955-08-27

Roderick Hopkins Davis, Auckland NZ, yachting Star class (Olympics-96)

1957-05-30

Allison Roe, Auckland NZ, marathoner (NYC-1981)

1957-08-02

Stephen Kelly Petterson, Auckland NZ, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96)

1957-09-20

Alannah Currie, Auckland NZ, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins)

1959-03-17

Brian Douglas Jones, Auckland NZ, tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)

1960-05-14

Frank Nobilo, Auckland NZ, Australasia golfer

1961-10-22

Donna Wynd, Auckland NZ, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)

1962-01-05

Donald John Cowie, Auckland NZ, yachting Star class (Olympics-96)

1962-02-28

Chunli Li, Auckland NZ, table tennis player (Olympics-96)

1963-11-03

Stephen Corkin, Auckland NZ, judoka (Olympics-96)

1965-03-31

Patty Fendick, Sacramento California, tennis star (1989 Auckland)

1965-08-22

Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)

1967-03-30

Julie Richardson, Auckland NZ, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra)

1967-05-23

Craig John Monk, Auckland NZ, finn class yachter (Olympics-96)

1967-08-30

Barbara Anne Kendall, Auckland NZ, mistral yachter (Oly-g/s-92, 96)

1967-10-21

Gavin Brian Lovegrove, Auckland NZ, javelin (Olympics-96)

1969-01-19

Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)

1969-09-06

Douglas Pirini, Auckland NZ, decathlete (Olympics-96)

1969-09-22

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

1969-10-16

Darren McKenzie-Potter, Auckland NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1970-07-19

Rhona Susan Robertson, Auckland NZ, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1970-12-30

Gus Nketia, Auckland NZ, 100m sprint (Olympics-96)

1971-05-13

Hamish Pepper, Auckland NZ, laser single handed yachter (Olympics-96)

1971-08-26

Sharon Tina Jenkins, Auckland NZ, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1971-10-31

Phillip Tataurangi, Auckland NZ, Australasia golfer

1971-12-12

Toni Hodgkinson, Auckland NZ, 800m (Olympics-96)

1972-01-07

Aaron John Mcintosh, Auckland NZ, sailboard yachter (Olympics-96)

1972-10-27

John Steel, Auckland NZ, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973-04-08

Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, Auckland NZ, 50m/100m swimmer (Oly-96)

1973-10-15

Susannah Kate Pryde, Auckland NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1973-12-28

Garth John Da Silva, Auckland NZ, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1976-03-14

Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, Auckland NZ, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Oly-96)

1976-05-09

Faye Johnstone, Auckland NZ, archer (Olympics-96)

1987-06-06

Daniel Logan, Auckland, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)

1996-11-07

Lorde [Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor], Auckland, New Zealand Singer (Royals)

Auckland - Deaths
Date Event
1940-11-21

Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies

2016-03-26

Auckland Zoo's hippopotamus 'Fudge' dies aged 28


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