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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 111

1770-04-20 - Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales
1788-01-26 - Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union 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.
1815-05-16 - The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.
1840-05-22 - The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
1841-05-03 - New Zealand proclaimed a colony independent of New South Wales
1856-03-26 - New South Wales's first 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
1857-01-15 - 1st first-class game in Sydney, NSW v Vic at The Domain
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
1872-10-19 - World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
1884-09-04 - Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
1888-01-30 - Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
1889-01-30 - Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
1890-02-14 - 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
1892-12-16 - Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
1893-04-03 - 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
1895-01-05 - Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
1898-12-12 - 1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania
1899-11-18 - Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
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
1905-04-25 - Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
1905-12-18 - H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)
1905-12-27 - M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria
1905-12-28 - NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
1906-11-12 - C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
1906-11-13 - C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
1907-03-16 - First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
1908-04-20 - Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
1908-04-22 - Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
1918-12-26 - 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
1920-12-07 - NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
1922-01-30 - Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
1922-12-16 - NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
1924-01-30 - Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
1925-12-30 - NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
1926-12-11 - Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
1926-12-28 - Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
1926-12-28 - Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
1926-12-28 - Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
1926-12-29 - Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1927-12-16 - Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia
1928-01-30 - Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic
1928-10-28 - Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours
1928-11-01 - Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
1928-11-13 - Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
1928-12-25 - Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) 14,887
1928-12-25 - NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
1928-12-26 - World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic
1929-01-25 - Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
1929-11-22 - Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
1930-01-06 - Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
1930-12-18 - Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours
1931-01-28 - Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours
1931-11-17 - Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
1931-12-07 - Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
1931-12-29 - Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
1932-01-25 - Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
1932-11-07 - Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours
1933-11-04 - Bradman scores 200 NSW v Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours
1933-12-26 - Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours
1934-01-02 - Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
1934-01-26 - Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
1936-01-30 - Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on & is scrapped by 1940 season
1937-12-20 - Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
1937-12-21 - O'Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
1938-01-18 - Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
1938-12-16 - Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles
1939-01-18 - SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
1939-12-16 - Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
1939-12-30 - O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
1940-01-30 - Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win
1940-12-09 - South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1947-07-22 - -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
1949-05-09 - Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
1952-02-16 - Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
1953-01-23 - Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
1962-12-29 - Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
1963-10-27 - Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
1977-01-30 - Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
1980-10-17 - 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW v Qld (2-52 & 1-39)
1980-10-23 - McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA
1980-12-11 - Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria
1981-10-22 - Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
1983-03-05 - NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
1984-06-08 - Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
1984-11-16 - Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
1984-12-02 - Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
1985-03-19 - NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
1986-03-18 - Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Queensland
1990-03-27 - NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1990-12-21 - Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
1991-03-26 - Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
1992-04-01 - WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1992-10-22 - Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
1993-03-18 - "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 perfs
1993-03-29 - Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
1993-03-30 - New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 158

1774-06-02 - William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)
1839-04-18 - Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
1853-09-09 - Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)
1864-02-17 - Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
1870-12-10 - T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
1874-07-10 - Austin Diamond, cricket non-Test capt (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust)
Cricketer Fred SpofforthCricketer Fred Spofforth (1853-09-09) 1882-12-07 - Warren Bardsley, cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26)
1887-02-15 - H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
1888-07-06 - Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1890-07-28 - Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1890-08-26 - Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
1893-04-01 - Cicely Courtneidge, Australian actress (Double Exposure), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1893-09-18 - Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1895-09-29 - Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
1898-03-06 - Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
1898-12-01 - Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1900-10-19 - Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
1902-10-26 - Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)
1904-02-10 - John Farrow, Australian director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1908-08-26 - Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman (1908-08-27) 1908-08-27 - Donald [George] Bradman, Cootamundra New South Wales, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs)
1909-01-29 - Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1909-12-06 - Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
1910-04-08 - Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
1910-07-16 - Stan McCabe, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)
1912-12-04 - Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
1913-10-14 - Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust)
1913-10-14 - Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41)
1916-05-24 - Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
1917-05-05 - Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
1918-10-08 - Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1919-03-28 - Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
1920-03-16 - Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1921-05-28 - Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
1922-01-19 - Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
1925-08-27 - Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
1926-11-07 - Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1929-12-12 - Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)
Actor Rod TaylorActor Rod Taylor (1930-01-11) 1930-01-11 - Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1930-03-14 - Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
1930-09-29 - Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1930-10-06 - Richie Benaud, cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales
1931-01-31 - Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
1934-03-08 - Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
1934-11-02 - Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis star (US Open 1956), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1934-11-21 - Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
1934-11-23 - Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew HoadTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad (1934-11-23) 1935-06-12 - Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
1935-09-28 - Bruce Crampton, Australian PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1936-04-02 - Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)
1937-09-04 - Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)
1938-06-09 - Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
1938-07-28 - Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
1939-05-12 - Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (d. 2014)
1940-08-31 - Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1943-04-16 - Johnny Watkins, cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust)
1943-08-07 - Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1944-06-30 - Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1944-08-21 - Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1945-01-26 - Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
1945-06-12 - Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1947-03-15 - David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
1947-06-23 - Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1949-12-14 - Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1950-08-19 - Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
1951-05-18 - Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
1951-07-31 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)
1951-12-22 - Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1953-05-24 - Nell Campbell, [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1954-04-20 - Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80)
1954-06-11 - John Dyson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman)
1955-03-02 - Steve Small, cricketer (stalwart NSW opening batsman)
1957-06-22 - Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1958-06-03 - Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
1958-07-04 - Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1958-07-06 - Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
1959-01-08 - Michael Harwood, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
1959-02-24 - Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
1959-03-13 - Dirk Wellham, cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut )
1959-06-09 - Peter Fowler, Hornsby NSW, Australian golfer
1959-10-07 - Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1959-12-15 - Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
1961-10-24 - Russell Swanson, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
1961-12-21 - Trevor Bayliss, cricketer (NSW batsman)
1962-03-13 - Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1962-05-03 - Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
1962-09-17 - Wayne Riley, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
1962-11-01 - Robert Willis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
Golfer and PGA Champion Steve ElkingtonGolfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington (1962-12-08) 1962-12-08 - Steve Elkington, Inverell New South Wales, Australian golfer (1995 PGA Championship)
1963-01-26 - Simon O'Donnell, cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
1963-02-04 - Jane Leary, Australian golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1964-03-22 - Jeffrey Wagner, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
1964-03-29 - Elle MacPherson, Austrailian super model and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1964-04-21 - Louise Mullard, Kurri Kurri NSW, golfer (1990 T3 Coca Cola Classic)
1964-06-19 - David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
1964-06-25 - Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)
1964-08-01 - Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
Supermodel Elle MacPhersonSupermodel Elle MacPherson (1964-03-29) 1965-06-11 - Anthony Painter, Milton NSW, Australian golfer
1965-06-23 - Peter O'Malley, Bathurst NSW, Australian golfer
1965-07-04 - Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard FloreyPathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey (1926-10-19) 1926-10-19 - Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales
1980-06-07 - Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales
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
1997-12-29 - Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, 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
2005-12-17 - Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales
2010-11-18 - Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

1814-08-31 - Arthur Phillip, British admiral, first Governor of New South Wales (b. 1738)
1823-01-05 - Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
1850-06-16 - William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774)
1867-01-11 - Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
1916-05-25 - Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
1917-05-03 - Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
1920-12-21 - Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
1940-06-22 - M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
1950-01-02 - James Dooley, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1877)
1965-01-30 - Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
1967-01-07 - Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
1969-07-22 - Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
1981-03-26 - Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
1981-08-31 - Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies
1983-04-28 - Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
1983-07-28 - Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
1984-10-11 - Sid Carroll, cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies
1985-01-11 - Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
1985-08-22 - Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
1989-05-05 - Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
1992-01-03 - Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
1992-07-16 - Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
1993-03-22 - Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
1994-12-01 - Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies
1996-07-17 - Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85


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