Sydney in History (Part 2)

New South Wales: Newcastle - Wollongong

Historical Events

  • 2014-11-01 Australian A-League soccer club Western Sydney Wanderers draw 0-0 with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh to win the AFC Champions League, 1-0 on aggregate
  • 2015-05-17 Melbourne Victory FC defeats Sydney FC to win the Australian A-League
  • 2015-08-08 Australia clinches first Rugby Championship with 27-19 win over New Zealand in Sydney; All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw equals Irishman Brian O'Driscoll's record for most capped international player (141)
  • 2017-07-29 Terrorist plot to bring down a plane averted in Sydney, Australia, 4 arrested
  • 2018-01-07 Sydney, Australia has its hottest day for 80 years as Penrith reaches 47.3 degrees
  • 2018-05-07 Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study
  • 2018-08-18 Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the renamed Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds
  • 2019-01-04 Indian cricket batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara scores 193 and Rishabh Pant 159no as the tourists declare at 622/7 on Day 2 of 4th Test against Australia in Sydney; Pant, first Indian wicketkeeper to hit a century in Australia
  • 2019-01-07 Rain ruins last 2 days of 4th cricket Test in Sydney as India wins series 2-1; become first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia, 71 years after the first Indian touring team in 1947-48
  • 2019-03-02 Australian wonder horse Winx sets world record for Group 1 wins in the Chipping Norton Stakes in Sydney; stretches unbeaten run to 31 races, and her 23rd in the highest class of thoroughbred racing
  • 2019-04-13 Australian super-horse Winx ends extraordinary career with a 3rd Queen Elizabeth Stakes win in Sydney; 33 consecutive race wins, a world record 25 Group One victories and $26.4 million prize money
  • 2019-10-02 Australian women's cricket wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy smashes T20I world record 148 not out off 61 balls against Sri Lanka in Sydney; her century from Australian record 46 balls
  • 2019-10-20 1st test flight New York to Sydney by a commercial airline a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, takes 19 hours 42 minutes, landing in Sydney
  • 2019-11-11 More than 120 bush fires in Australia cause the country to declare state of emergency in two states with a catastrophic threat issued for Sydney region
  • 2019-12-10 Sydney, Australia, blanketed in smoke from nearby bush fires pushing air quality to 11 times hazardous levels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020-01-12 1st ATP Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: Novak Đoković & Viktor Troicki beat Spanish pair Pablo Carreño Busta & Feliciano López 6-3, 6-4 to clinch inaugural title for Serbia, 2-1; Đoković beats Raphael Nadal 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 241

  • 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
  • 1944-08-27 Barry Conyngham, Australian composer (Gardener Of Time; Kangaroo Island), born in Sydney
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1945-12-15 Thaao Penghlis, Australian actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1946-04-10 Anne Boyd, Australian classical composer (As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams), and educator, born in Sydney
  • 1946-08-01 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), born in Little Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • 1947-02-13 Kevin Bloody Wilson [Dennis Bryant], Australian musical comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1947-06-23 Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1947-11-02 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1948-01-25 Ros Kelly, Australian politician, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1948-12-15 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (For Your Eyes Only), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1991)
  • 1949-01-10 Walter S. Browne, Australian-born American chess Grandmaster (1974-78, 1980-84), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1949-12-24 Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1951-05-18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer (British Open runner-up 1997), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1951-07-04 John Alexander, Australian tennis player, politician (Australian Open doubles 1975, 82), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1951-12-22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (3-time LPGA major winner; US Open 1983), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1952-03-20 Geoff Brabham, Australian auto racer (IMSA GT Championship 1988-91), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1953-01-29 Lynne McGranger, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953-04-16 Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
  • 1953-05-24 Nell Campbell [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953-06-25 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1953-09-14 Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1954-06-11 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia

Person of interestMalcolm Turnbull

1954-10-24 Malcolm Turnbull, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2015-18), born in Sydney, Australia

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Turnbull
  • 1955-12-07 John Watkins, Australian politician (Deputy Premier of New South Wales), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1956-08-22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1956-10-07 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1956-11-23 Shane Gould, Australian freestyle swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1957-06-22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1957-12-22 Susan Powter, Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author (The Susan Powter Show), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1958-07-04 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959-01-08 Mike Harwood, Australian golfer (British Open 1991 runner-up), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959-03-13 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1959-04-24 Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer (Jaguar Racing), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestMichael Hutchence

1960-01-22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist (INXS - "Devil Inside": "New Sensation"), and actor (Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1997)

  • 1960-03-27 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney
  • 1960-05-04 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1960-09-07 Andrew Voss, Australian television personality (Fox League), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1961-08-03 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1962-03-13 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1964-02-29 Guy Leech, Australian iron man (World Ironman C'ship 1986; World Ocean Paddling C'ship 1994; 7 x Uncle Toby's Super Series; 2 x Coolangatta Gold), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestElle MacPherson

1964-03-29 Elle MacPherson, Australian supermodel and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson
  • 1964-07-14 Brett Ogle, Australian golfer, broadcaster (2 PGA Tour titles; Fox Sports), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1964-08-01 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965-01-04 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1965-01-09 Darren Bennett, Australian AFL player and NFL punter (San Diego Chargers), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1965-07-04 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965-09-06 John Polson, Australian actor (The Sum of Us) and film director, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1965-12-02 Shane Flanagan, Australian rugby league coach (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks NRL premiers 2016), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1966-01-07 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1966-04-20 David Chalmers, Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1967-09-08 James Packer, Australian businessman, son of Kerry Packer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1967-12-28 Paul Lynch, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-03-16 Jason van Blerk, Australian soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1968-04-14 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-07-06 Anthony Kershler, Australian cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1968-07-27 Julian McMahon, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestHugh Jackman

1968-10-12 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, The Greatest Showman), born in Sydney, Australia

  • 1968-12-16 Wendy Doolan, Australian golfer (Evian Masters 2004), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1969-01-31 Mathew Pallister, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1969-02-11 Mark Atkinson, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1970-03-03 Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970-05-27 Michael Blackburn, Australian laser sailor (Olympic bronze 2000), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970-07-08 Lisa Powell, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970-07-18 Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1970-10-07 Daniel Collins, Australian canoeist (World C'ship gold K-2 500m 1997; Olympic silver 2000), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1971-01-23 Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-03-26 Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis player, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1971-04-02 Todd Woodbridge OAM, Australian tennis player (16 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 6 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (7 Network, 9 Network), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1971-06-13 Broderick nonuplets, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1971-08-12 Jim Walker, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972-01-16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor (The Wiggles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972-04-10 Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972-06-19 Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress (Without a Trace), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972-07-25 Kevin Roberts, Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972-10-09 Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972-10-11 Claudia Black, Australian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972-11-01 Toni Collette, Australian actress (The Sixth Sense), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972-11-08 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973-03-26 Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973-04-04 Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships), born in Sydney
  • 1973-04-24 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973-06-21 Alyson Annan, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973-11-09 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
  • 1973-12-04 Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league lock (13 Tests; NSW 20 games; Manly Sea Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973-12-11 Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1974-01-23 Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1974-04-19 Ante Moric, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1975-02-21 Scott Miller, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1975-04-19 Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1975-07-04 Tania Davis, Australian violinist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1975-07-05 Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1975-09-05 Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
  • 1975-11-10 Chris Lilley, Australian actor and comedian (We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1975-12-06 Natalie Titcume, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1975-12-12 Craig Moore, Australian soccer defender and broadcaster (52 caps; Glasgow Rangers 175 games), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976-02-01 Mat Rogers, Australian rugby league winger (11 Tests, Cronulla Sharks) and rugby union utility back (45 caps; NSW Waratahs), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1976-02-02 Steven Dewick, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976-05-17 Anna Windsor, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

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Famous Deaths