Today in Papua New Guinea History

Historical Events

  • 1906-09-01 British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
  • 1973-12-01 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
  • 1975-09-16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • 1986-06-18 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy
  • 2011-10-27 The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1957-02-28 Jeff Woodland, Papua New Guinea, Nike golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open)
  • 1974-05-11 Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
  • 1981-12-10 Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • 2006-01-03 Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)