Today in South Australia History

South Australia: Adelaide

Historical Events

  • 1836-07-27 Adelaide, South Australia, founded
  • 1838-01-01 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
  • 1856-10-24 Constitution of South Australia adopted
  • 1863-07-06 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
  • 1890-02-14 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • 1892-03-19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • 1892-12-16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • 1896-02-24 Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15, Jarvis 4-27
  • 1899-02-16 Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
  • 1901-01-08 New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
  • 1911-01-01 South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
  • 1920-12-07 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921-11-04 The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally formed by Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1922-12-16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-12-16 Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930-12-25 Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
  • 1931-12-25 Albert Lonergan scores 137 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,697
  • 1933-01-30 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
  • 1934-12-24 Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
  • 1934-12-25 Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180
  • 1935-12-18 Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia
  • 1935-12-24 Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
  • 1936-01-02 Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
  • 1936-03-02 Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
  • 1936-12-25 Ron Hamence scores 104 for SA v Queensland before 4,865
  • 1937-02-13 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
  • 1937-12-20 Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
  • 1937-12-25 Queensland all out for 93 v SA in front of 10,436
  • 1937-12-27 Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours
  • 1938-01-08 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)
  • 1938-01-18 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
  • 1939-01-02 Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
  • 1939-01-10 Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg
  • 1939-12-16 Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
  • 1939-12-22 Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
  • 1939-12-23 South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland
  • 1939-12-30 Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
  • 1940-02-17 Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
  • 1940-12-09 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
  • 1940-12-25 Bradman out 1st ball for SA v Victoria before 6213
  • 1945-12-31 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services
  • 1946-11-19 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
  • 1947-10-25 Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours
  • 1947-11-08 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria
  • 1966-01-26 The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 1982-10-25 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • 1983-02-16 The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires.
  • 1984-12-02 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
  • 1985-08-20 Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle
  • 1989-12-16 Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
  • 1989-12-17 Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)
  • 1995-02-04 Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • 1996-04-03 South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield

Famous Birthdays

  • 1818-03-22 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • 1826-06-24 George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)
  • 1859-01-15 Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
  • 1890-02-18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • 1909-08-14 Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
  • 1919-06-08 Guy Overton, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour)
  • 1924-07-28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-12-09 Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke
  • 1934-07-19 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
  • 1960-05-12 Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)
  • 1964-04-25 Jamie Siddons, cricketer (Victorian & SA batsman ODI for Aust 1988)
  • 1964-12-31 Denis Hickey, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan)
  • 1967-05-11 Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
  • 1968-05-05 Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
  • 1968-09-27 Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
  • 1968-12-24 Joe Scuderi, cricketer (South Australian all-rounder)
  • 1969-05-31 Juliet Haslam, Adelaide SA Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1971-02-15 Barbara Failey-Herbert, South Africa, golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)
  • 1971-04-24 Phil Rogers, Adelaide SA Aust, 100m breaststroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1972-05-25 Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
  • 1973-04-17 Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-08-01 Ben Johnson, cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman)
  • 1977-04-24 Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1979-04-04 Rebecca Stoyel, South Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • 1846-09-23 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
  • 1898-11-02 George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • 1907-01-14 Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
  • 1924-09-10 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • 1992-08-14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Mormon Church, dies at 91
  • 2004-01-03 Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)