Australian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 518 of 518

  • 2013-09-28 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • 2013-11-30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • 2014-01-28 Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia
  • 2014-02-09 Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-10-04 20th Rugby Championship: Australia beats New Zealand 27-19 to win
  • 2014-11-30 Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded
  • 2014-12-03 Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest
  • 2015-01-31 Australia defeats South Korea in football to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
  • 2015-05-17 Melbourne Victory FC defeats Sydney FC to win the Australian A-League
  • 2015-09-03 Chris the sheep breaks the world record for biggest shorn fleece 40kg (88lb) near Canberra, Australia
  • 2015-09-14 Malcolm Turnbull ousts Tony Abbott as Australian Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Party
  • 2015-10-03 Host England loses to Australia 33-13 and crashes out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage
  • 2015-10-31 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2015-11-02 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system
  • 2015-11-15 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2016-09-21 Genomic study study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature"
  • 2016-10-25 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,064

  • 1957-06-22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1957-06-29 Robert Forster, Australian musician
  • 1957-08-16 Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1957-08-18 Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
  • 1957-09-21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland

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1957-09-22 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer/Songwriter Nick Cave
Singer/Songwriter
Nick Cave
  • 1957-11-04 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • 1957-11-05 David Moyse, Adelaide Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)
  • 1957-12-28 Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
  • 1958-02-12 Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
  • 1958-02-14 Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • 1958-03-20 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • 1958-07-04 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1958-08-03 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director
  • 1958-08-19 Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • 1958-09-06 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer
  • 1958-10-19 Tiriel Mora, Australian actor
  • 1958-10-30 Stefan Dennis, Australian actor
  • 1958-12-22 Frank Gambale, Australian musician
  • 1959-01-08 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)
  • 1959-01-31 Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor (Criminal Justice, Without a Trace), born in Adelaide
  • 1959-02-12 Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)
  • 1959-03-02 Andrew Farriss, Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1959-03-04 Rick Ardon, Australian news presenter
  • 1959-04-24 Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer
  • 1959-06-13 Steve Georganas, Australian politician
  • 1959-08-30 Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor
  • 1959-09-04 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
  • 1959-10-17 Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • 1959-10-17 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • 1959-12-01 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer

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1960-01-22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist/actor (INXS, Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1997)

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 1960-01-29 J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
  • 1960-02-23 Alan Griffin, Australian politician
  • 1960-03-08 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • 1960-04-04 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
  • 1960-04-19 Roger Merrett, Australian footballer
  • 1960-04-25 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer
  • 1960-05-04 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
  • 1960-05-12 Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)
  • 1960-06-05 Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • 1960-06-30 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)
  • 1960-07-14 Anna Bligh, Australian politician
  • 1960-08-04 Tim Winton, Australian author
  • 1960-09-07 Andrew Voss, Australian television personality
  • 1960-12-04 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete
  • 1961-01-07 Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
  • 1961-03-02 Simone Young, Australian conductor
  • 1961-03-29 Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1961-04-12 Magda Szubanski, Australian actress
  • 1961-07-13 Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1961-08-03 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • 1961-08-10 Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1961-08-20 Greg Egan, Australian author
  • 1961-09-06 Simon Reeve, Australian journalist
  • 1961-09-08 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist
  • 1961-09-29 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1961-10-01 Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
  • 1961-10-07 Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor
  • 1961-11-15 Ian Reid, Australian educator
  • 1961-12-08 Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
  • 1962-01-16 Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician
  • 1962-02-17 David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)

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
  • 1962-05-13 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • 1962-07-18 Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian
  • 1962-09-03 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor
  • 1962-09-17 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • 1962-09-26 Peter Foster, Australian con-man
  • 1962-10-21 David Campese, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1962-11-02 Simon Hill, English-Australian Football commentator
  • 1962-11-11 James Morrison, Australian musician
  • 1963-01-07 Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1963-01-20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in San Jose, California
  • 1963-03-31 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
  • 1963-04-20 Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)
  • 1963-06-12 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
  • 1963-06-27 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • 1963-07-19 Garth Nix, Australian author
  • 1963-08-04 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • 1963-09-01 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1964-02-24 Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
  • 1964-03-03 Duncan Phillips, Australian drummer (Newsboys)
  • 1964-03-30 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer

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1964-04-07 Russell Crowe, Australian/New Zealand actor (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • 1964-05-28 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1964-06-07 Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • 1964-08-07 John Birmingham, Australian author
  • 1964-09-05 Frank Farina, Australian footballer
  • 1964-09-15 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1964-10-01 Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author
  • 1964-10-29 Jackie Pereira, Perth Australia, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96)
  • 1964-11-22 Robbie Slater, Australian former footballer
  • 1964-12-08 James Blundell, Australian country singer
  • 1965-02-11 Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
  • 1965-03-07 Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965-05-05 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1965-06-04 Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer
  • 1965-08-08 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
  • 1965-09-06 John Polson, Australian actor and film director

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths