Today in Wellington History

New Zealand: Auckland - Christchurch - Dunedin - Maori - Tokelau

Historical Events

Events 1 - 13 of 13

1865-07-26 - The capital of New Zealand moves from Auckland to Wellington
1908-08-07 - The first train to travel the length of New Zealand's North Island 'main trunk line', leaves Wellington
1930-01-24 - J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
1953-03-07 - Jackie McGlew scores 255* v NZ at Wellington
1953-12-24 - Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166
1968-04-10 - Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed)
1973-02-02 - Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington
1974-03-01 - Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington
1982-02-26 - Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
1991-02-02 - Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
1995-02-14 - Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
1996-03-03 - Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
2004-11-11 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

Short story writer Katherine MansfieldShort story writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-10-14) 1888-10-14 - Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), Wellington New Zealand, short story writer (Aloe, Garden Party)
1921-02-06 - Bob Scott [Robert], Wellington, NZ, Ruby player (All Black, 1946-54), (d. 2012)
1930-04-18 - Clive Revill, Wellington NZ, actor (Legend of Hell House)
1937-06-01 - Colleen McCullough, Wellington, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession)
1945-12-15 - Michael King, Wellington, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand)
1964-04-07 - Russell Crowe, Wellington, New Zealand, Australian/New Zealand actor (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator)
1968-08-08 - Matthew Lane, Wellington NZ, Nike golfer (1991 S Australian Open-4th)
Actor Russell CroweActor Russell Crowe (1964-04-07) 1970-11-09 - Chantal Brunner, Wellington NZ, long jumper (Olympics-96)
1971-08-18 - Jonathan David Winter, Wellington NZ, 100m backstroker (Olympics-96)
1975-05-02 - Murray William Burdan, Wellington NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1975-08-09 - Mathew James Coad, Wellington NZ, 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)


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