Newcastle in History

New South Wales: Sydney

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-02-10 In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners released from Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle, 11 in Port Elizabeth

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1981-10-22 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • 1989-12-28 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
  • 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
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • 1927-04-18 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), born in Newcastle, New South Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1943-04-16 Johnny Watkins, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust), born in Newcastle, New South Wales
  • 1961-05-02 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, born in Newcastle, NSW (d. 2017)
  • 1970-01-02 Anthony Stuart, Australian cricket fast bowler and coach (3 ODIs; 8 wickets @ 13.62; hat trick 1997), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1971-11-19 Michelle Andrews, Newcastle NSW Aust, field hockey striker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-12-02 Rachel McQuillan, Australian tennis player (5 WTA, 21 ITF titles), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1973-09-09 Peter Scott, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Newcastle, Australia

Person of interestDaniel Johns

1979-04-22 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns
  • 1979-10-24 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1979-11-10 Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1990-11-07 Matt Corby, Australian singer and songwriter (Into The Flame), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Famous Weddings

  • 2007-02-03 Winner of "Strictly Come Dancing and "Eastenders" actress Jill Halfpenny (31) weds actor Craig Conway (32) at St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle