New South Wales in History

New South Wales: Newcastle - Sydney

Historical Events

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1770-04-20 Captain James Cook arrives in New South Wales

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

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1788-01-26 Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • 1804-03-04 The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.
  • 1815-05-16 The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains
  • 1840-05-22 The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished
  • 1841-05-03 New Zealand proclaimed a colony independent of New South Wales
  • 1856-03-26 New South Wales's first 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW, won
  • 1857-01-15 1st first-class game in Sydney, NSW v Vic at The Domain
  • 1859-06-06 Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
  • 1861-05-13 The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1863-07-06 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
  • 1869-02-05 World's largest alluvial gold nugget, the Welcome Stranger, found by John Deason and Richard Oates (weighting 97.14kg) in Moliagul, Australia
  • 1884-09-04 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • 1888-01-30 Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
  • 1889-01-30 Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
  • 1890-02-14 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game

  • 1892-12-16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • 1893-04-03 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
  • 1895-01-05 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • 1898-12-12 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania
  • 1899-11-18 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
  • 1901-01-08 New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
  • 1901-01-09 New South Wales (918) defeat South Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
  • 1905-04-25 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • 1905-12-18 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)
  • 1905-12-27 M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria
  • 1905-12-28 NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
  • 1906-11-12 C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
  • 1906-11-13 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
  • 1907-03-16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • 1908-04-20 Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • 1908-04-22 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • 1918-12-26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
  • 1920-12-07 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
  • 1922-01-30 Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
  • 1922-12-16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
  • 1924-01-30 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
  • 1925-12-30 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • 1926-12-11 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
  • 1926-12-28 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
  • 1926-12-28 Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW

  • 1926-12-28 Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
  • 1926-12-29 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-12-16 Don Bradman makes his cricket 1st-class debut for NSW v South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928-11-01 Australian cricket batting prodigy Dob Bradman scores 133 not out in NSW 2nd innings v Queensland in Brisbane; follows his 131 in the Blues' 1st innings
  • 1928-12-25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • 1928-12-25 NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
  • 1928-12-26 World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic
  • 1929-01-25 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
  • 1930-01-06 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
  • 1931-11-17 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
  • 1931-12-07 Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
  • 1931-12-29 Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
  • 1934-01-26 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • 1937-12-20 Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
  • 1937-12-21 O'Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
  • 1938-01-18 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
  • 1939-01-18 Australian wicketkeeper Donald Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
  • 1939-12-16 Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
  • 1939-12-30 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
  • 1940-01-30 Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win
  • 1940-12-09 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
  • 1947-07-22 -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • 1949-05-09 Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
  • 1952-02-16 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
  • 1953-01-23 Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
  • 1962-12-29 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
  • 1963-10-27 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • 1977-01-30 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • 1980-10-17 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW v Qld (2-52 & 1-39)
  • 1980-10-23 McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA
  • 1980-12-11 Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria
  • 1981-10-22 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • 1983-03-05 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1984-06-08 Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia
  • 1984-11-16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • 1984-12-02 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
  • 1985-03-19 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
  • 1986-03-18 Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Queensland
  • 1990-03-27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1990-12-21 Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
  • 1991-03-26 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1992-04-01 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1992-10-22 Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
  • 1993-03-18 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • 1993-03-29 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1993-03-30 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1993-11-01 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle
  • 1994-07-16 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • 1994-11-21 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
  • 1995-10-03 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia )
  • 1997-07-30 Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia
  • 2003-01-31 The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 2007-03-24 The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
  • 2007-06-08 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker
  • 2009-07-18 Five members of one family are found murdered at Epping, New South Wales.
  • 2012-02-04 Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
  • 2012-03-22 Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales
  • 2014-08-02 Super Rugby Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: NSW Waratahs win their first SR title in a nail-biting 33-32 home effort against New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders
  • 2018-01-18 First drone rescue of swimmers by lifeguards in New South Wales, Australia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 228


Person of interestArthur Phillip

1738-10-11 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1814)

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • 1774-06-02 William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)
  • 1839-04-18 Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
  • 1847-04-16 Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, born in Wädenswil, Switerland (d. 1906)
  • 1849-03-26 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests), born in Emu Plains, New South Wales (d. 1921)

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1853-09-09 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1855-07-26 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Oldenswort, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1858-04-19 May Robson [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Moama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1942)
  • 1864-02-17 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
  • 1865-04-16 Harry Chauvel, Australian Imperial Force senior officer, born in Tabulam, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1945)
  • 1868-08-12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1870-12-10 T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
  • 1872-08-02 George E. Stewart, American army officer and Medal of Honor recipient, born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 1946)
  • 1874-07-10 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1876-05-03 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's), born in Young, New South Wales (d. 1931)
  • 1881-07-03 Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1882-12-07 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26)
  • 1883-04-12 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Balmain, New South Wales (d. 1959)
  • 1883-12-03 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)
  • 1884-02-08 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1886-06-27 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (Governor-General), born in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1886-06-29 George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1948)
  • 1887-02-15 H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
  • 1887-09-29 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), born in Orange, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1957)
  • 1888-07-06 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1889-04-25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)
  • 1890-07-28 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1975)
  • 1890-08-26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • 1893-04-01 Cicely Courtneidge, Australian actress (Double Exposure), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1893-09-18 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1960)
  • 1895-09-29 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1897-03-13 William Herald, Australian swimmer (Olympic-1920), born in Glebe, New South Wales (d. 1976)
  • 1897-12-01 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1977)
  • 1898-03-06 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • 1900-10-19 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • 1902-10-26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 994)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1908-08-26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

Person of interestDonald Bradman

1908-08-27 Donald Bradman, Australian Test cricket captain (6,996 Test runs at 99.94), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1909-01-29 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1961)
  • 1909-03-26 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 1909-12-06 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
  • 1910-04-08 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • 1910-07-16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • 1912-12-04 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
  • 1913-10-07 Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41), born in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1913-10-14 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1985)
  • 1914-09-24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1991)
  • 1916-05-24 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • 1917-05-05 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1918-10-08 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1919-03-28 Tom Brooks, Australian cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-16 Reginald "Leo" McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1921-05-28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-03-28 Neville Bonner, the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia, born in Ukerebagh Island, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1922-08-30 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician, born in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1923-01-03 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor, pilot and radio announcer, born in Coogee, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1923-08-04 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1923-08-30 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist, born in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1969)
  • 1925-08-27 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1926-01-07 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), born in Leichhardt, NSW (d. 2015)
  • 1926-04-02 Jack Brabham, Australian auto racer and team owner (F1 champ 1959-60, 66), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1926-11-07 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-06 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality (Pick of the Pops), born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • 1927-08-24 David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1929-12-12 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)

Person of interestRod Taylor

1930-01-11 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • 1930-01-23 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • 1930-03-14 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • 1930-09-29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestRichie Benaud

1930-10-06 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1931-01-31 Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
  • 1933-08-03 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1934-03-08 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

Person of interestKen Rosewall

1934-11-02 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player (8 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1934-11-21 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)

Person of interestLew Hoad

1934-11-23 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1935-06-12 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1935-09-28 Bruce Crampton, Australian golfer (14 PGA Tour wins), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1937-09-04 Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1956, 60, 64), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1938-04-20 Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete, 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64), born in Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1938-06-09 Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
  • 1938-06-27 Gordon Rorke, Australian cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's), born in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1938-07-28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1939-04-12 Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Revesby, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1939-05-12 Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (d. 2014)
  • 1940-08-31 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1942-06-06 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

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
  • 1943-04-16 Johnny Watkins, cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust)
  • 1943-08-07 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-05-11 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1944-06-30 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-08-21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1945-01-26 Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Person of interestTony Roche

1945-06-17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1926-10-19 Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey

HeartWedding of Interest

1980-06-07 Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 1990-05-05 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-12-29 Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-04-07 Academy Award "Gladiator" actor Russell Crowe (39) weds singer Danielle Spencer (32) at his 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia

  • 2005-12-17 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-11-18 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

Famous Deaths


Person of interestArthur Phillip

1814-08-31 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), dies at 75

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • 1823-01-05 Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • 1850-06-16 William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774)
  • 1867-01-11 Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • 1916-05-25 Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
  • 1917-05-03 Norman Callaway, NSW batsman, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
  • 1920-12-21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
  • 1933-04-01 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • 1940-06-22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1950-01-02 James Dooley, Irish-Australian Premier of New South Wales, dies at 72
  • 1965-01-30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1967-01-07 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • 1969-07-22 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • 1981-03-26 Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
  • 1981-08-31 Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1983-04-28 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
  • 1983-07-28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • 1984-10-11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1985-01-11 Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • 1985-08-22 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies at 71
  • 1989-05-05 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1992-01-03 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies at 66
  • 1992-07-16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1993-03-22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1994-12-01 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies at 92
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85