Perth in History

Historical Events

  • 1962-11-22 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-12-01 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Perth, Australia
  • 1967-10-22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • 1990-10-17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
  • 1992-02-02 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • 2008-08-06 Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942-07-16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • 1953-05-25 Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
  • 1954-02-09 Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1955-04-23 Judy Davis, Australian actress (Barton Fink, Husbands & Wives), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1955-12-14 Jane Crafter, Perth Australia, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams)
  • 1962-03-22 Tim Elliott, Perth WA, Australian golfer
  • 1962-11-28 Karen Marsden, Perth Australia, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
  • 1963-04-11 Elizabeth Smylie, Perth Australia, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City)
  • 1964-10-29 Jackie Pereira, Perth Australia, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96)
  • 1967-02-25 Jenny Byrne, Perth Australia, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS)
  • 1968-07-21 Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1968-11-05 Chris Gray, Perth WA, Australian golfer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971-03-31 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting), born in Perth, Scotland

  • 1976-09-04 Helen Denman, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1979-02-18 Julia Greville, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-04-04 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2008)


Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1956-03-03 Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke