Australian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 660

  • 1960-09-02 American Mike Troy swims 200m butterfly world record 2:12.8 to win the gold medal from Australian Neville Hayes at the Rome Olympics
  • 1960-09-03 US women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Joan Spillane, Shirley Stobs, Carolyn Wood & Chris von Saltza swim world record 4:08.9 to beat Australia by 2.4 seconds and win gold medal at Rome Olympics
  • 1960-09-06 Australian middle distance runner Herb Elliott breaks his own world record in winning the 1,500m at the Rome Olympics in 3:35.6
  • 1960-10-08 3rd Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats Australia 10-3
  • 1960-12-28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1961-07-08 Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
  • 1961-12-28 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
  • 1962-09-15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • 1962-09-28 Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1962-11-22 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-12-28 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • 1963-01-12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • 1963-09-18 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • 1963-12-29 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • 1964-02-10 Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
  • 1964-04-03 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts

  • 1964-05-30 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
  • 1964-07-28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • 1964-09-28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • 1964-10-13 Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games; Olympic record 59.05s
  • 1964-10-15 Australian swimmer Ian O'Brien sets world record 2:27.8 to beat Soviet Georgy Prokopenko by 0.4s and win men's 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964-10-15 US women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Sharon Stouder, Donna de Varona, Lillian Watson & Kathy Ellis swims world record 4:03.8 to beat Australia by 3.1s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964-10-17 Australian athlete Betty Cuthbert takes her 4th career Olympic gold medal as she wins the women's 400m at the Tokyo Games in Olympic record 52.0
  • 1964-10-18 Australian swimmer Kevin Berry sets world record 2:06.6 to beat American Carl Robie by 0.9s and win the men's 200m backstroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964-10-19 In a blanket finish in the 80m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, Germany's Karin Balzer and Teresa Cieply of Poland both record 10.5s with Pam Kilborn of Australia 10.6; Balzer is awarded the gold medal
  • 1964-10-19 American sprinter Edith McGuire runs an Olympic record 23.0 to win the women's 200m gold medal in Tokyo; minor place medallists Irena Szewińska of Poland and Australian Marilyn Black both record 23.1
  • 1964-10-26 Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • 1965-03-01 Australia suspends champion swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10 years for misconduct
  • 1965-04-29 Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
  • 1965-07-14 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • 1965-11-08 Vietnam War: US, Australian and New Zealand forces launch Operation Hump, a search-and-destroy operation near Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
  • 1965-12-29 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1966-01-26 The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 1966-02-14 Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
  • 1966-10-15 Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene"
  • 1966-10-23 Australian Jack Brabham is first to win World Championship of Drivers title and International Cup for constructors championships in the same year; 2nd in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
  • 1966-12-28 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • 1967-02-03 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne
  • 1967-05-27 Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and count them in the national census
  • 1967-05-29 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19
  • 1967-12-17 Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne

  • 1967-12-19 Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
  • 1967-12-28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • 1968-01-24 Operation Coburg, an Australian and New Zealand military action during the Vietnam War, begins
  • 1968-01-31 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
  • 1968-06-10 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • 1968-06-24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
  • 1968-10-14 6.8 earthquake wrecks Australian town of Meckering, rupturing all nearby major roads and railways
  • 1968-10-15 Australian Ralph Doubell runs a world record 1:44.40 to beat Kenyan Wilson Kiprugut and win the men's 800m at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968-12-28 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-01-02 Australian Rupert Murdoch gains control of the 'News of the World'

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 1969-01-29 Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies
  • 1969-06-02 Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
  • 1969-06-30 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
  • 1969-12-14 Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
  • 1970-01-22 Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town
  • 1970-01-23 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
  • 1970-02-06 Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban
  • 1970-03-10 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
  • 1970-04-21 The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations
  • 1970-09-03 Bill Haley & His Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia
  • 1970-11-08 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • 1971-01-05 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • 1971-01-14 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-08-18 New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
New Zealand Prime Minister
Keith Holyoake
  • 1971-09-01 Australian John Newcombe becomes 1st male top-seed to lose in US Open 1st round when beaten by eventual finalist Jan Kodeš 6-2, 6-7, 6-7, 3,-6
  • 1971-10-02 Homing pigeon averages a record 133kph in an 1100km race in Australia
  • 1972-08-24 Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia
  • 1972-08-28 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould sets a world record 2:23.07 to beat German Kornelia Ender in the 200m individual medley at the Munich Olympics; her first of 3 gold medals at the Games
  • 1972-08-29 Sandy Neilson wins the blue ribband women's 100m freestyle gold medal in 58.59 at the Munich Olympics beating fellow American Shirley Babashoff and Shane Gould of Australia
  • 1972-08-30 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould with a world record 4:19.04 for the 400m, wins her second of 3 gold medals at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-08-31 Australian swimmer Gail Neall with a world record 5:02.97 wins the 400m individual medley gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-01 Australian swimmer Shane Gould wins the 200m freestyle in world record 2:03.56 at the Munich Olympics; her 3rd gold medal & 3rd world record of the Games
  • 1972-09-02 East German sprinter Renate Stecher sets world record 11.07 to beat Raelene Boyle of Australia for the women's 100m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-02 French track cyclist Daniel Morelon successfully defends his Olympic sprint title beating Australian John Nicholson for the gold medal in Munich
  • 1972-09-03 American swimmer Keena Rothhammer has to swim world record 8:53.68 to beat Australian wonder-kid Shane Gould in the 800m at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-07 East German sprinter Renate Stecher runs a world record equalling 22.40 in the 200m final to repeat her 100m win over Australia's Raelene Boyle at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-11-11 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup
  • 1972-12-05 Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
  • 1973-02-16 West Indies v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Gary Sobers
  • 1973-08-05 15 year old Australian swimmer Stephen Holland smashes Mike Burton's 1,500m world record by a massive 14.78 seconds (15:37.8) in Brisbane

Sport awardGolf Major

1973-08-12 PGA Championship, Canterbury GC: Jack Nicklaus wins 3rd of 5 PGA C'ships by 4 from Bruce Crampton of Australia

  • 1973-12-01 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
  • 1973-12-02 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1974-09-27 Australian National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
  • 1974-12-25 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia
  • 1975-01-09 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • 1975-01-19 Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
  • 1975-03-01 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
  • 1975-08-10 PGA Championship, Firestone CC: Jack Nicklaus wins 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Australian Bruce Crampton
  • 1975-09-16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • 1975-11-11 Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr - 1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-11-11 Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after sacking of the Whitlam Government by Governor General John Kerr

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • 1975-11-12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • 1975-12-13 Australian Federal Election - Liberals with coalition under Malcolm Fraser win largest ever parliamentary majority
  • 1976-01-05 Greg Chappell scores 182* for Australia at SCG against West Indies
  • 1976-01-27 Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
  • 1976-02-05 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
  • 1976-05-19 Gold ownership legalized in Australia
  • 1976-06-11 Australian band AC/DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,414

  • 1935-03-05 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1935-03-10 Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
  • 1935-05-25 Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1935-07-24 Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
  • 1935-08-08 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • 1935-09-05 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1935-10-07 Thomas M Keneally, Australian writer (Schindler's List)
  • 1935-11-18 Rodney Hall, Australian author
  • 1936-01-07 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer
  • 1936-01-08 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • 1936-01-10 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)
  • 1936-02-27 Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
  • 1936-03-19 Ben Lexcen, Australian yacht designer (Australia II 1983 America's Cup), born in Boggabri, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1936-07-25 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect (winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize 2002), born in London
  • 1936-11-16 John Moore, Australian politician
  • 1936-11-21 Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1986)
  • 1937-01-16 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • 1937-02-04 John Devitt, Australian swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1956, 1960), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1937-02-21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • 1937-06-01 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1937-06-11 J. Robin Warren, Australian pathologist (Nobel 2005), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1937-09-04 Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1956, 60, 64), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1937-11-13 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • 1937-12-17 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)
  • 1938-01-06 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
  • 1938-01-12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
  • 1938-01-31 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • 1938-02-25 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938-04-20 Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete, 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64), born in Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London
  • 1938-06-12 Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor (Number 96), born in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England
  • 1938-06-18 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • 1938-06-19 Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • 1938-07-28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1938-08-07 Helen Caldicott, Australian physician/anti-war activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1938-11-26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • 1938-12-04 Yvonne Minton, Australian soprano
  • 1939-01-03 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • 1939-01-06 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1939-04-12 Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Revesby, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1939-05-12 Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-07-12 Phillip Adams, Australian humanist and broadcaster (Late Night Live), born in Maryborough, Victoria
  • 1939-07-26 John W. Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Earlwood, Australia
  • 1939-08-12 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1939-09-05 George Lazenby, Australian actor (OHMSS-James Bond), born in Goulburn, Australia
  • 1939-10-07 Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer
  • 1939-10-08 Paul Hogan, Australian actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack), born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1939-12-30 Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)
  • 1940-01-05 Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
  • 1940-02-27 Bill Hunter, Australian actor
  • 1940-03-28 Tony Barber, English-Australian television personality, born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1940-04-16 Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), born in Venlo, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1940-06-23 Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • 1940-08-31 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1940-10-15 Peter C. Doherty, Australian immunologist and veterinary surgeon (Nobel 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1941-02-07 Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • 1941-04-07 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1941-04-24 John Williams, Australian guitarist (Acad Award), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1941-06-23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • 1941-10-25 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1942-01-01 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • 1942-01-03 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
  • 1942-01-17 Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
  • 1942-02-24 David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • 1942-02-24 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • 1942-06-06 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales
  • 1942-06-29 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter (This Day Tonight), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1942-07-07 Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • 1942-07-12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Fremantle, Western Australia
  • 1942-07-20 Ron Bowden, Australian politician
  • 1942-07-23 Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician (Lord Mayor of Brisbane 1985-91), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1942-10-18 Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • 1942-10-21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
  • 1943-01-09 Robert Drewe, Australian author
  • 1943-03-07 Carole Peel, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1943-03-19 Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
  • 1943-05-07 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • 1943-05-17 Johnny Warren, Australian Footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1943-07-03 Judith Durham, Australian singer (The Seekers), born in Essendon, Victoria
  • 1943-07-26 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1943-08-07 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1943-09-26 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver, born in Gordon, Sydney, Australia
  • 1943-10-04 Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ
  • 1944-01-03 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • 1944-01-07 Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
  • 1944-01-18 Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1944-02-03 Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
  • 1944-02-09 Derryn Hinch, Australian media personality
  • 1944-02-10 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
  • 1944-03-18 Dick Smith, Australian Adventurer and Businessman
  • 1944-04-21 Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • 1944-05-07 Alison Bauld, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1944-06-30 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-07-04 Ray Meagher, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Roma, Queensland, Australia
  • 1944-07-22 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1944-08-21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1945-01-01 Peter Duncan, Australian politician
  • 1945-02-26 Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 377 of 377


Person of interestHeath Ledger

2008-01-22 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), dies of a drug overdose at 28

  • 2008-02-25 Ashley Cooper, Australian race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2008-04-08 John Button, Australian politician (b. 1933)
  • 2008-04-30 John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • 2008-05-09 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2008-05-10 Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
  • 2008-06-22 Jane McGrath, British-Australian cancer support campaigner, dies at 42
  • 2008-07-25 Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
  • 2008-08-05 Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2008-08-12 Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
  • 2008-08-27 Mark Priestley, Australian actor (b. 1976)
  • 2008-09-12 Bob Quinn, Australian rules footballer (b. 1915)
  • 2008-09-23 Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-12-08 Kerryn McCann, Australian athlete, dies at 41
  • 2009-01-13 Nancy Bird Walton, Australian aviator (b. 1915)
  • 2009-02-07 Brian Naylor (broadcaster), Australian television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 2009-05-15 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor, pilot and radio announcer, dies at 86
  • 2009-07-28 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, dies at 80
  • 2009-08-21 Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972)
  • 2009-09-08 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 82
  • 2009-10-22 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009-12-30 Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)
  • 2010-01-08 Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
  • 2010-04-19 Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)
  • 2010-05-25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2010-06-07 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • 2010-07-09 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-09-23 Malcolm Douglas, Australian conservationist (b. 1941)
  • 2010-10-06 David Rowbotham, Australian poet and journalist, dies at 86
  • 2010-10-10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2010-11-22 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • 2010-12-07 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), dies at 82
  • 2011-03-19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • 2011-04-17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-05-08 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title), dies at 62
  • 2011-05-16 Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2011-07-13 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2011-07-17 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • 2011-07-26 Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • 2011-09-17 Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)
  • 2011-10-06 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), dies at 78
  • 2012-03-20 Jim Stynes, Irish Australian rules footballer, dies from cancer at 45
  • 2012-04-15 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold winning swimmer, dies from leukemia at 73
  • 2012-04-19 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), dies under mysterious circumstances at 58
  • 2012-06-13 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, dies at 97
  • 2012-08-06 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • 2012-09-09 Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 2012-11-14 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • 2012-11-22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • 2013-04-04 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80
  • 2013-07-11 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93
  • 2013-10-09 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • 2013-12-08 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist (Nobel Prize 1975), dies at 96
  • 2014-05-11 Reg Gasnier, Australian Hall of Fame rugby league player, dies at 74
  • 2014-05-19 Jack Brabham, Australian auto racer and team owner (F1 champ 1959-60, 66), dies of liver disease at 88

Person of interestRod Taylor

2015-01-07 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (Time Machine, The Birds), dies at 84

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • 2015-01-26 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, dies at 93
  • 2015-01-29 Colleen McCullough, New Zealand-born Australian author (The Thorn Birds), dies at 77
  • 2015-03-13 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), dies of cancer at 77

Person of interestMalcolm Fraser

2015-03-20 Malcolm Fraser, Australian Prime Minister (Liberal, 1975-83), dies at 84

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • 2015-06-05 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77
  • 2015-06-17 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, dies at 78
  • 2015-08-18 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, dies at 72
  • 2015-12-27 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • 2016-01-04 Robert Stigwood, Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur and film producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), dies at 81
  • 2016-05-06 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), dies at 92
  • 2016-06-18 Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), dies at 76
  • 2016-08-02 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, dies at 95
  • 2016-12-05 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), dies at 85
  • 2017-08-06 Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete, 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64), dies at 79
  • 2017-10-22 George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), dies at 70
  • 2017-11-18 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), dies from endometrial cancer at 61
  • 2018-01-17 Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, dies at 29, three days after a car crash which also killed both her parents
  • 2018-05-04 Cathy Godbold, Australian actress (The Saddle Club, Home and Away), dies of brain cancer at 43
  • 2018-05-09 Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, Australian heroin smuggler (Bali Nine), dies of stomach cancer at 34
  • 2018-05-28 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), dies from bladder cancer at 77
  • 2018-06-01 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, dies at 83