Brisbane in History

Historical Events

  • 1887-01-21 Brisbane receives a daily rainfall of 465 millimetres (18.3 inches), a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 1893-04-03 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
  • 1928-06-09 Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane
  • 1928-12-05 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
  • 1958-12-31 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
  • 1962-09-28 Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1962-12-28 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • 1967-12-28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • 1969-04-13 Closure of the Brisbane tramway network.
  • 1970-11-27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • 1975-11-28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
  • 1981-02-05 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
  • 1981-11-29 Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane)
  • 1982-09-30 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1982-10-09 12th Commonwealth Games close in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1985-11-12 R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane
  • 1987-12-05 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • 1988-04-30 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia
  • 1991-03-09 "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
  • 1992-11-30 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane
  • 2010-11-13 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-11-15 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2014-11-15 World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth

Famous Birthdays

  • 1850-08-03 Reginald Heber Roe, 2nd Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School (d. 1926)
  • 1918-01-16 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1930-05-16 Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)
  • 1956-11-23 Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-07-26 Wayne Grady, Australian PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • 1958-06-03 Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
  • 1962-07-29 Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 British Open)
  • 1963-10-02 Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)
  • 1965-02-08 Carmen Savy, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Brisbane & District)
  • 1965-06-17 Gianluca Pozzi, Bari Italy, tennis star (1991 Brisbane)
  • 1967-11-14 Matthew King, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1969-12-14 Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1970-01-03 Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
  • 1970-02-14 David Podlich, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1970-05-10 Andre Stolz, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1971-04-20 John Senden, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1972-07-27 Clint Robinson, Brisbane QLD Australia, K-1 1k canoeist (Oly-bron-96)
  • 1972-12-04 Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
  • 1973-07-14 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1973-11-13 Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Oly-2 bronze-92, 96)
  • 1973-11-22 Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1976-07-24 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1978-03-18 Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-10-06 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 2006-03-31 Long jumper gold medalist Bronwyn Thompson (28) weds Jason Chipperfield at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane, Australia