New Zealand in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 213 of 213

  • 2012-09-03 New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012-11-28 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
  • 2013-04-17 Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
  • 2013-09-25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • 2013-11-30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • 2014-09-20 New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance
  • 2014-10-04 20th Rugby Championship: Australia beats New Zealand 27-19 to win
  • 2014-10-16 New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council
  • 2014-11-05 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 New Zealanders on 'terror watchlist'
  • 2014-11-08 Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-09-13 Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest winner of a golf major winning the Evian Championship in France aged 18yrs, 142 days

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • 2015-10-31 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2015-11-23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 227 of 227

  • 1981-01-05 Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1981-04-02 Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
  • 1981-06-18 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (d. 1987)
  • 1982-02-10 Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1982-03-05 Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
  • 1982-05-21 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1982-08-26 David Long, New Zealand musician
  • 1983-05-31 Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
  • 1984-02-21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1984-04-02 Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress
  • 1984-05-28 Beth Allen, New Zealand actress
  • 1984-06-27 Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
  • 1985-02-25 Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985-08-03 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • 1986-04-20 Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
  • 1986-07-16 Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor
  • 1986-11-18 Nic Sampson, New Zealand actor
  • 1987-04-10 Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
  • 1987-04-26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-born New Zealand actress, famous YouTube star lonelygirl15

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1987-06-06 Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland

  • 1987-09-01 Dann Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore)
  • 1989-09-15 Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
  • 1990-03-24 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
  • 1991-01-04 Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
  • 1994-11-27 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, born at Bendigo Station, Otago (d. 2011)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1996-11-07 Lorde [Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor], New Zealand singer (Royals), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Singer Lorde

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997-04-24 Lydia Ko, New Zealand professional golfer, born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths