Hobart in History

Historical Events

  • 1804-10-09 Hobart in Tasmania founded
  • 1842-08-21 The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
  • 1930-12-25 Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500
  • 1931-12-25 Fleetwood-Smith takes 5-69 Victoria v Tas at Hobart
  • 1933-12-25 Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart
  • 1936-09-07 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • 1975-01-05 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks

Famous Birthdays

  • 1909-06-20 Errol Flynn, actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), born in Hobart Tasmania (d. 1959)
  • 1970-11-30 Yayuk Basuki, Yogyakarta Indonesia, tennis star (1996 Hobart doubles)
  • 1971-11-22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972-12-04 Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
  • 1973-10-08 Toby Haenen, Hobart Tasmania Aus, backstroke swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-10-20 Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)
  • 1974-02-22 Kyoko Nagatsuka, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star (1996 Hobart)