Today in Australian History (Part 4)

Australian States & Territories: Christmas Island - Cocos (Keeling) Islands - New South Wales - Norfolk Island - Northern Territory - Queensland - South Australia - Tasmania - Victoria - Western Australia

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 464

1975-03-01 - Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
1975-09-16 - Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
1975-11-11 - Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)
1975-12-13 - Australian Conservatives & Liberals win parliamentary election
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
1976-06-11 - Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
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
1978-07-01 - Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
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.
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
1980-08-17 - Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history
1980-09-02 - John Arlott calls 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
1982-06-23 - 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
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 - Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons)
1983-03-05 - NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
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)
1984-06-08 - Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
1984-09-28 - 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
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
1985-02-17 - 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
1985-10-04 - 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
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
1986-12-28 - 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
1987-12-14 - 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
1988-01-26 - Australian 200th anniversary parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbour
1988-04-30 - World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1988-05-09 - Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II
1988-05-09 - The new Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.
1988-08-22 - Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
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
1989-02-01 - The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
1989-02-16 - William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia
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
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe 1990-01-21 - John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open
1990-05-05 - Paul Hogan & Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia
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
1991-04-06 - Subhana, becomes 1st Australian woman to become a Zen teacher
1991-12-20 - Paul Keating installed as premier of Australia
1992-01-01 - Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
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
1992-08-22 - Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
1992-12-30 - Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies
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
1993-07-23 - NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
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
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1995-01-18 - Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
1995-01-29 - Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open
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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,029

1940-08-31 - Jack Thompson [John Payne], Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River)
1940-10-15 - Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate
1941-02-07 - Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
1941-04-24 - John Williams, Melbourne Australia, guitarist (Acad Award)
1941-06-23 - Roger McDonald, Australian author
1941-10-25 - Helen Reddy, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (I Am Woman)
1942-01-01 - Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
1942-01-03 - John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
1942-01-17 - Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
1942-02-24 - David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
1942-02-24 - Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
1942-06-29 - Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter
1942-07-07 - Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
1942-07-12 - Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer
1942-07-20 - Ron Bowden, Australian politician
1942-07-23 - Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
1942-10-18 - Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
1942-10-21 - Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
1943-01-09 - Robert Drewe, Australian author
1943-03-19 - Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
1943-05-07 - Peter Carey, Australian author
1943-05-17 - Johnny Warren, Australian Footballer (d. 2004)
1943-08-07 - Lana Cantrell, Sydney, Australia, singer (Those Were the Days)
1943-09-26 - Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver
1943-10-04 - Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ
1944-01-03 - Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
1944-01-07 - Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
1944-01-18 - Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
1944-02-03 - Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
1944-02-09 - Derryn Hinch, Australian media personality
1944-02-10 - Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
1944-03-18 - Dick Smith, Australian Adventurer and Businessman
1944-04-21 - Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
1944-06-30 - Glenn Shorrock, Sydney Australia, rock vocalist (Little River Band)
1944-07-04 - Ray Meagher, Australian actor
1944-07-22 - Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
1945-01-01 - Peter Duncan, Australian politician
1945-02-26 - Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
1945-08-02 - Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
1945-12-13 - Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (d. 1977)
1945-12-30 - Vernon Wells, Australian actor
1946-02-19 - Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
1946-03-10 - Mike Hollands, Australian animator
1946-03-29 - Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
1946-05-21 - David Hill, Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)
1946-06-03 - Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
1946-07-06 - Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
1946-07-14 - John Wood, Australian actor
1946-08-01 - Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
1946-09-16 - Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
1946-10-17 - Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
1946-10-28 - John Hewson, Australian politician
1946-11-02 - Alan Jones, Australia, auto racer (1980 World Champion)
1947-02-01 - Normie Rowe, Australian singer
1947-03-11 - Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
1947-04-15 - Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
1947-05-15 - Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
1947-05-21 - Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
1947-06-03 - Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
1947-09-28 - Bob Carr, Australian politician
1947-10-05 - Brian Johnson, Australia, hard rocker (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie)
1947-10-29 - Helen Coonan, Australian politician
1947-12-01 - Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
1947-12-24 - Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
1948-01-25 - Ros Kelly, Australian politician
1948-03-02 - Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
1948-03-04 - Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
1948-06-05 - Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
1948-06-21 - Lionel Rose, Australian boxer
1948-07-06 - Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
1948-08-20 - John Noble, Australian actor
1948-09-22 - Denis Burke, Australian politician
1948-12-14 - Kim Beazley, Australian politician
1948-12-15 - Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)
1949-01-11 - Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
1949-01-14 - Paul Chubb, Australian actor (d. 2002)
1949-03-22 - Fanny Ardant, Monte Carlo, actress (Australia, Confidentially Yours)
1949-05-15 - Wendy Pritchard, Australian women's field hockey team manager (Oly-96)
1949-06-15 - Russell Hitchcock, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)
1949-06-23 - Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
1949-07-01 - John Farnham, Australian singer
1949-07-19 - Ivar Kants, Australian actor
1949-07-28 - Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
1949-08-14 - John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
1949-08-23 - Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
1949-09-22 - Jim McGinty, Australian politician
1949-09-27 - Graham Richardson, Australian politician
1949-10-14 - Katy Manning, English/Australian actress
1949-10-30 - David Green, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (Air Supply)
1949-11-24 - Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
1949-12-04 - Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)
1949-12-14 - Cliff Williams, Sydney Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1949-12-24 - Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver
1950-01-16 - Brian Castro, Australian author
1950-03-13 - Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
1950-03-18 - Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
1950-04-29 - Phillip Noyce, Australian film director
1950-05-02 - Duncan Gay, Australian politician
1950-06-11 - Graham Russell, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)
1950-06-13 - Michael Stark, Australian actor

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