Perth in History

Historical Events

  • 1962-11-22 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-12-01 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Perth, Australia
  • 1967-10-22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • 1990-10-17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
  • 1992-02-02 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • 2008-08-06 Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1908-01-08 "Fearless" Nadia [Mary Ann Evans], Australian actress (Hunterwali), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1953-05-25 Jane Priest, Prince Charles' lover, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1954-02-09 Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1955-04-23 Judy Davis, Australian actress (Barton Fink, Husbands & Wives), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1955-12-14 Jane Crafter, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-03-22 Tim Elliott, Australian golfer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-11-28 Karen Marsden, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1963-04-11 Elizabeth Smylie, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1964-10-29 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1967-02-25 Jenny Byrne, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1967-08-21 Darren Bewick, AFL footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1968-07-21 Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1968-11-05 Chris Gray, Australian golfer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1969-02-07 Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Oly-bronze-96), born in Perth, Western Australia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971-03-31 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting), born in Perth, Scotland

  • 1976-09-04 Helen Denman, swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1979-02-18 Julia Greville, swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Perth, Australia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-04-04 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2008)


Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1956-03-03 Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke