Australian History Timeline (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,589

  • 1978-03-21 Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d. 2007)
  • 1978-03-24 Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
  • 1978-04-04 Sam Moran, Australian entertainer (The Wiggles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1978-04-14 Paul O'Brien, South African-Australian actor, born in South Africa
  • 1978-04-16 Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1978-04-21 Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
  • 1978-05-04 Brett Burton, Australian Football Player for the Adelaid Crows, born in Whyalla, Australia
  • 1978-05-14 Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
  • 1978-05-24 Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-06-29 Sam Farrar, Australian-American bassist (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-06-30 Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player (Richmond), born in Geelong, Victoria
  • 1978-07-20 Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
  • 1978-08-10 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
  • 1978-08-14 Kate Ritchie, Australian actress, born in Goulburn, Australia
  • 1978-09-11 Ben Lee, Australian singer-songwriter ("Cigarettes Will Kill You"; "Love Me Like the World Is Ending"), and actor (The Rage in Placid Lake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1978-10-01 Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver
  • 1978-10-12 Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist, born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia
  • 1978-10-23 Archie Thompson, Australian footballer, born in Otorohanga, New Zealand
  • 1978-11-25 Lauren Hewitt, Australian 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-12-28 Chris Coyne, Australian footballer (Bayswater City SC), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1979-01-01 Brody Dalle [Bree Robinson], Australian punk rock singer (The Distillers), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1979-01-30 Karen Smith, Australian hockey player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979-02-12 Jesse Spencer, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1979-02-18 Julia Greville, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1979-02-22 Brett Emerton, Australian footballer, born in Bankstown, Australia
  • 1979-02-25 David Hoflin, Swedish-born Australian Actor
  • 1979-03-04 Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger (1979-2008)

1979-04-04 Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), born in Perth, Western Australia

  • 1979-04-04 Rebecca Stoyel, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996)

Daniel JohnsDaniel Johns (43 years old)

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

  • 1979-04-27 Natasha Chokljat, Australian netball player, born in Tasmania, Australia
  • 1979-05-21 James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1979-05-27 Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
  • 1979-06-04 Daniel Vickerman, Australian rugby union player
  • 1979-06-27 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1979-06-28 Jimmy Spithill, Australian sailor (America's Cup winning helmsman 2010, 2013), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1979-06-29 Matthew Bode, Australian rules football player (Adelaide Football Club)
  • 1979-07-06 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet), born in Dingley, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1979-07-24 Rose Byrne, Australian actress (Damages, Mrs. America, Bridesmaids, Neighbors), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1979-08-14 Paul Burgess, Australian athlete, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1979-08-28 Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1979-09-21 Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
  • 1979-09-27 Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1979-09-27 Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1979-10-09 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1979-10-24 Ben Gillies, Australian drummer (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1979-10-27 Melanie Vallejo, Australian TV actress (Power Rangers Mystic Force), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1979-11-10 Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1979-11-15 Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
  • 1979-11-16 Salli Wills, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979-11-30 Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • 1979-12-08 Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Macksville, Australia
  • 1979-12-14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model, born in London
  • 1979-12-20 Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist, born in Barham, Australia
  • 1980-02-08 Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"), born in Dingley Village, Australia
  • 1980-03-02 Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and producer (Pitch Perfect; Bridesmaids), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1980-03-08 Stephen Milne, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980-03-29 Amy Mathews, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1980-04-15 Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player
  • 1980-04-27 Talitha Cummins, Australian journalist (Seven News Brisbane), born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • 1980-05-06 Kasumi Takahashi, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1980-05-09 Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer (Olympicss - gold, 2000 & 2004), born in Southport, Queensland
  • 1980-05-21 Gotye [Wouter De Backer], Belgian-Australian rock singer-songwriter ("Someone That I Used to Know"), born in Bruges, Belgium
  • 1980-05-22 Steven Baker, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980-05-24 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress (Fly Me To Polaris) and cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1980-06-24 Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1980-07-14 George Smith, Australian Rugby player, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1980-07-22 Scott Dixon, New Zealand auto racer (IndyCar Drivers' champion 2003, 08, 13, 15, 18), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1980-07-27 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist, born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1980-08-18 Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1980-09-07 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist (Olympic gold, road race 2004), born in Gunnedah, New South Wales
  • 1980-09-18 Chris Tarrant, Australian Rules football player, born in Mildura, Australia
  • 1980-09-24 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver (Supercars), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1980-10-16 Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • 1981-02-11 (Kelendria) "Kelly" Rowland, American pop and R&B singer (Destiny's Child - "Say My Name"), and television personality (The X Factor; The Voice Australia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-02-17 Lisa Skinner, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1981-03-01 Will Power, Australian auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2018), born in Toowoomba, Queensland
  • 1981-03-08 Michael Beauchamp, Australian footballer
  • 1981-04-08 Rebecca Wilson, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1981-05-11 Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player, born in Albury, Australia
  • 1981-05-20 Mark Winterbottom, Australian auto racer (Bathurst 1000 2013; International V8 Supercars C'ship 2015; Sandown 500 2006, 15), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981-05-30 Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer
  • 1981-06-04 William Barton, Australian didgeridoo player, and composer (Kalkadunga), born in Mount Isa, North-West Queensland, Australia
  • 1981-06-22 Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981-06-28 Michael Crafter, Australian musician (I Killed The Prom Queen), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1981-07-01 Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer, (County Kerry 2009, Sydney Swans 2005 championships), born in Listowel, Ireland
  • 1981-07-06 Nicole Kantek, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • 1981-07-26 Abe Forsythe, Australian actor and director (Down Under), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981-08-08 Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
  • 1981-08-25 Clare Oliver, Australian cancer activist (d. 2007)
  • 1981-08-26 Jesse Martin, German- Australian yachtsman (youngest person to solo circumnavigate the globe at 18), born in Dachau, Germany
  • 1981-09-04 Richard Garcia, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1981-09-21 Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
  • 1981-09-24 Ryan Briscoe, American auto racer (24 Hours of Daytona 2020; 12 Hours of Sebring LMP2 class 2013; Petit Le Mans LMP2 class 2008, 13), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981-10-11 Beau Brady, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian (41 years old)

1981-10-26 Malaysian-born Australian pop and soul singer ("Angels Brought Me Here"'; "Battle Scars"), and television personality (The Voice Australia, 2019-), born in Klang, Malaysia

  • 1981-10-29 Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer (Brisbane Lions), born in Port Fairy, Australia
  • 1981-11-26 Natalie Gauci, Australian Idol 2007 winner, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1981-12-11 Hamish Blake, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1981-12-11 Paul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer, born in Western Australia, Australia

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