Launceston in History

Tasmania: Hobart

Historical Events

  • 1851-02-11 1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania v Victoria, Launceston

Famous Birthdays

  • 1891-01-06 Ted McDonald, Australian cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's), born in Launceston, Australia (d. 1937)
  • 1895-01-07 Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS, born in Launceston, Tasmania (d. 1974)
  • 1929-04-29 Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer (Kakadu), born in Launceston, Tasmania (d. 2014)
  • 1960-12-29 David Boon, Australian cricket batsman (107 Tests, 7,422 runs @ 43.65; 21 x 100s; 181 ODIs), born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1969-07-30 Simon Baker, Australian actor, born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1973-10-08 Toby Haenen, Australian backstroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Tasmania
  • 1974-12-19 Ricky Ponting, Australian cricket batsman, captain, coach and broadcaster (168 Tests, 13,378 runs @ 51.85; 41 x 100s), born in Launceston, Tasmania
  • 1975-04-24 Justin Boocock, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1976-07-27 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2005)