Wollongong in History

New South Wales: Newcastle - Sydney

Historical Events

  • 1902-08-01 Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1858-07-26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1941-09-02 Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league fullback, captain and coach (24 Tests; St. George), born in Wollongong, New South Wales (d. 2018)
  • 1951-08-05 John Jarratt, Australian actor, director and producer (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1954-06-15 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (Olympic Gold 1972), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1961-09-08 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist, born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1970-01-01 Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976-11-08 Brett Lee, Australian cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1981-10-02 Luke Wilkshire, Australian soccer defender (80 caps; Dynamo Moscow, Bristol City), born in Wollongong, New South Wales
  • 1991-09-19 Demelza Reveley, Australian model who won the 4th season of Australia's Next Top Model, born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia