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

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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

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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

  • 1858-04-19 May Robson [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Moama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1942)
  • 1873-05-09 Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
  • 1882-07-08 Percy Grainger, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1889-11-09 Snub Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1900-10-19 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • 1901-07-12 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1912-12-29 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913-02-23 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913-06-02 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-07-23 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Margaret-Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1926-05-11 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1931-03-05 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria

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1931-03-11 Rupert Murdoch, Australian media mogul (NY Post, News of the World, FOX-TV), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 1935-03-05 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria

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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
  • 1937-02-21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • 1938-08-07 Helen Caldicott, Australian physician/anti-war activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1939-01-29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1941-04-24 John Williams, Australian guitarist (Acad Award), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1941-10-25 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1948-05-28 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-06-15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-10-30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950-06-11 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950-12-18 Gillian Armstrong, Australian director (High Tide, Mrs Soffel), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1954-05-19 Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1956-03-02 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1957-03-09 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1957-05-30 Michael Clayton, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1959-10-07 Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales

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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
  • 1962-03-22 Diane Pavich, Australian golfer (1993 T50 Alpine Aust Ladies), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1962-11-07 Wayne Norman Phillips, Vic opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992)
  • 1965-03-07 Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965-03-20 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria

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1965-05-27 Pat Cash, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1987), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • 1965-10-05 Paul Moloney, Australian golfer, 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
  • 1967-12-03 David Diaz, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

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1968-05-28 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

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1969-05-14 Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • 1969-09-13 Shane Warne, Australian cricketer (leg spin bowler) , born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1969-09-22 Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), 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
  • 1970-07-05 Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, 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
  • 1971-06-21 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971-10-20 Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, sister of Kylie Minogue, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972-02-17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972-05-11 Andrew Bonhomme, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1973-02-22 Kimberly Davies, Australian actress (Baywatch), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1973-12-01 Mia Farrance, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1974-01-05 Michelle Scerri, Australian golfer (1995 Tasmanian), 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

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1983-05-11 Holly Valance, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance
  • 1983-08-11 Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor (Thor, Avengers), born in Melbourne, Victoria