Victoria in History

Victoria: Melbourne

Historical Events

  • 1857-01-15 1st first-class game in Sydney, NSW v Vic at The Domain
  • 1915-01-30 No 10 batsman F W Hyett scores century on debut, Vic v Tas
  • 1924-01-30 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-11-14 Bradman scores 192 for S A v Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1940-01-30 Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win
  • 1941-07-13 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
  • 1947-07-16 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • 1950-12-12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)

Sport awardTennis Open

1953-07-03 67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-09-29 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1958-08-14 Cleve Indian, Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game
  • 1973-10-25 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris

Famous Birthdays

  • 1873-05-09 Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
  • 1900-10-19 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • 1913-06-02 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-09-15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 1959-10-07 Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962-02-22 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2006)

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 1962-11-07 Wayne Norman Phillips, Vic opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992)
  • 1965-03-20 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967-02-03 Natalie Hunter, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967-11-05 Grant Leury, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970-02-05 Darren Lehmann, cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996)
  • 1970-05-17 Jodie Rogers, Australian diver (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970-05-25 Danni Roche, Australian field hockey midfielder (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970-09-06 Shane Heal, Australian basketball guard (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971-03-15 Patrick Reidy, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971-05-07 Cameron McFadzean, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972-02-17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1973-12-01 Mia Farrance, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1976-04-06 Simon Coombes, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1976-08-25 Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria