Australian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 751


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-01-06 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1992-02-02 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
  • 1992-03-01 In a rematch of one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Ghana's WBC super featherweight champion Azumah Nelson KOs Australian Jeff Fenech in 8th round in Melbourne
  • 1992-07-31 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)
  • 1992-08-08 Germany goes through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-22 Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
  • 1992-10-24 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • 1992-11-01 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40
  • 1992-11-08 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season
  • 1992-12-30 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies
  • 1993-01-26 West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
  • 1993-02-16 Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1993-03-13 Australian Federal elections: Australian Labor Party headed by Paul Keating re-elected for a fifth term

24th Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating
24th Prime Minister of Australia
Paul Keating
  • 1993-05-21 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
  • 1993-07-23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • 1993-10-06 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-11-07 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1993-12-05 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • 1994-01-07 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

1994-03-27 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Australian Greg Norman sets scoring record of 264 (−24) to finish 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Fuzzy Zoeller

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1994-10-02 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-11-13 Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Hill

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

BeatificationPapal Visit

1995-01-18 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1995-03-12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain
  • 1995-10-03 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia )
  • 1995-10-28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • 1995-11-12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill
  • 1995-12-10 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • 1996-03-11 Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
  • 1996-03-11 John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending December 3, 2007.
  • 1996-04-03 South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1996-04-10 Fastest wind speed ever recorded (not a tornado) 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s) during tropical cyclone Olivia on Barrow Island, Australia

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1996-04-14 60th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Masters and 6th and final major title, 5 strokes ahead of Greg Norman of Australia

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1996-09-08 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
  • 1996-12-01 Flamboyant Australian rugby union winger David Campese ends his 15-year, 101 Test career at Cardiff Arms Park in Wales; Wallabies beat Wales, 28-19; Campese scores record 64 career tries
  • 1996-12-07 Australian rugby union team ends 12-game European tour unbeaten after 39-19 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham; Wallabies fullback Matt Burke scores 2 tries and lands 4 conversions, 2 penalties

  • 1997-03-24 Australian parliament overturns world's 1st & only euthanasia law
  • 1997-03-30 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Steve Elkington of Australia leads wire-to-wire to win his 2nd PC title, a record 7 strokes ahead of runner-up Scott Hoch.
  • 1997-05-01 Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality
  • 1997-05-12 Australian Susie Maroney becomes first to swim from Cuba to Florida
  • 1997-07-30 Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia
  • 1997-08-16 New Zealand beats Australia, 36-24 in Dunedin to retain the Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer lands 5 penalties and 3 conversions; halftime NZ, 36-0
  • 1998-01-15 Australian schoolboy Ian Thorpe becomes youngest ever male to become a world swimming champion when he wins 400m freestyle aged 15 years, 3 months in Perth; also wins event at 2001 & 2003 World Championships
  • 1998-08-22 South Africa beats Australia, 29-15 in Johannesburg to win their first Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
  • 1998-10-04 Australian motorcycle racer Mick Doohan wins the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island to clinch his 5th world 500cc championship; all 5 titles are won with Honda
  • 1999-01-22 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India
  • 1999-04-14 A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • 1999-06-06 Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football full forward Tony Lockett breaks Gordon Coventry's career goals record with his 1,300th major early in SCG match against Collingwood
  • 1999-08-14 New Zealand win their 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series as South Africa edges Australia, 10-9 in Cape Town; All Blacks' only defeat comes in final round dead rubber, 28-7 against Wallabies in Sydney
  • 1999-11-06 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 1999-11-06 4th Rugby World Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: Wallabies fullback Matt Burke lands 7 penalties and 2 conversions as Australia beats France, 35-12
  • 1999-12-05 88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)
  • 2000-07-15 World record Rugby attendance of 108,874 see New Zealand beat Australia, 39-35 in Tri Nations match at Stadium Australia, Sydney; 5 tries each with Andrew Mehrtens' goal kicking (6) the difference
  • 2000-08-26 Australia clinches first Tri Nations Rugby Series with a 19-18 win over South Africa in Durban; Wallabies centre Stirling Mortlock lands 4 penalties and a conversion
  • 2000-09-11 Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2000-09-15 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia
  • 2000-11-25 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
  • 2000-12-02 England holds off a determined comeback by South Africa to notch up their 3rd Southern Hemisphere rugby scalp of the autumn with a 25-17 win at Twickenham; previously beat Australia, 22-19 and Argentina, 19-0
  • 2000-12-10 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
  • 2001-07-05 Australia and East Timor sign an agreement to share royalties from oil and natural gas production in the Timor Sea, which separates the two countries
  • 2001-09-01 Australian Rugby Union team gives all-conquering captain John Eales perfect send off in his final international with a famous last minute, 29-26 win over New Zealand in Sydney; Wallabies retain Tri Nations Series
  • 2001-09-12 Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.
  • 2001-11-01 In the Wallabies’ 400th rugby union Test match in history, Australia routs Spain 92-10 (Australian record score) in Madrid; Matt Burke kicks an Australian record 10 conversions
  • 2001-12-20 90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 2002-05-14 Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.
  • 2003-01-18 A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
  • 2003-01-31 The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 2003-05-28 Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct
  • 2003-07-07 Tour de France: After 2nd stage, Australians are in possession of both yellow & green jerseys for the first time, Brad McGee overall leader & Robbie McEwen sprint leader
  • 2003-08-16 New Zealand beats Australia, 21-17 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 5th Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks have undefeated 4-0 record and regain Bledisloe Cup from Wallabies
  • 2003-11-22 5th Rugby World Cup Final, Stadium Australia, Sydney: Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson lands winning drop goal in extra time as England beats Australia, 20-17
  • 2003-11-30 92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)
  • 2004-03-28 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: 23-year old Australian Adam Scott holds on for his 2nd PGA Tour title, 1 stroke ahead of Irishman Pádraig Harrington
  • 2004-03-31 Australian swimmer Lisbeth Lenton breaks Inge de Bruijn's 4-year old 100m freestyle women's world record in 53.66s at the Australian Olympic trials in Sydney
  • 2004-08-14 The Australian women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Alice Mills, Lisbeth Lenton, Petria Thomas & Jodie Henry smash the world record to take gold in 3:35.94 at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-16 Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe wins the men's 200m freestyle in Olympic record 1:44.71, giving him the 200/400m freestyle double at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-19 Australian swimmer Jodie Henry records 53.84 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal ahead of Dutch star Inge de Bruijn at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-21 The Australian women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Giaan Rooney, Leisel Jones, Petria Thomas & Jodie Henry smashes the world record to take gold in 3:57.32 at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-21 South Africa clinch their 2nd Tri Nations Rugby Series on points differential with a 23-19 win over Australia in Durban; Wallabies score 3 tries to 2, but Percy Montgomery lands 5 goals for Springboks
  • 2004-08-23 Winning pitcher Lisa Fernadez (4-0) leads the US to the softball gold medal at the Athens Olympics, beating Australia 5-1
  • 2004-08-25 Cuba beats Australia 6-2 to win the baseball gold medal at the Athens Olympics; Japan takes bronze; US did not qualify
  • 2004-08-27 Australia wins its first ever Olympic men's field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win a.e.t. against the Netherlands in Athens
  • 2004-08-28 The US women's basketball team goes through the Athens Olympics undefeated to take out it's 5th Olympic gold medal, beating Australia 74-63 in the final
  • 2004-09-09 Bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people
  • 2005-09-03 After beating South Africa the previous weekend, New Zealand clinch their 6th Tri Nations Rugby Series with a 34-24 win over Australia in Auckland; All Blacks winger Doug Howlett crosses for 3 tries
  • 2005-12-11 Cronulla riots: thousands of white Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence, resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
  • 2006-01-01 Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.
  • 2006-03-15 18th Commonwealth Games open in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006-03-20 Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country's banana crop.
  • 2006-12-22 Australian archaeologist Sue O'Connor finds first evidence of modern humans in Jerimalai cave, near Lene Hara cave in East Timor
  • 2007-03-23 Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007-03-24 The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
  • 2007-03-31 In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.
  • 2007-06-08 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2007-07-21 New Zealand beats Australia, 26-12 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 3rd consecutive Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter lands 7 penalties for the All Blacks
  • 2007-10-25 The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2007-11-24 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.

25th Australian Prime Minister John Howard
25th Australian Prime Minister
John Howard
  • 2008-02-13 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  • 2008-08-06 Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,430

  • 1950-05-02 Duncan Gay, Australian politician, Vice-President of the Executive Council (2014-17), born in Crookwell, New South Wales
  • 1950-06-11 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950-06-13 Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • 1950-06-28 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1950-07-15 Colin Barnett, Australian politician
  • 1950-08-24 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1950-10-02 Philip Wilson, Australian Catholic bishop, jailed for concealing sexual abuse, born in Cessnock, Australia
  • 1950-11-11 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • 1950-11-25 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • 1950-12-02 Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic (politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 1950-12-18 Gillian Armstrong, Australian director (My brilliant Career, Little Women), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1951-01-03 Gary Nairn, Australian politician
  • 1951-04-06 Ralph Cooper, Australian drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
  • 1951-04-18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines
  • 1951-05-05 Rex Goh, Singaporean-Australian rock guitarist (Air Supply), born in Singapore
  • 1951-06-24 Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1951-06-26 Tony Currenti, Italian-Australian drummer (AC/DC), born in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Italy

Person of interestGeoffrey Rush

1951-07-06 Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland

  • 1951-08-05 John Jarratt, Australian actor
  • 1951-08-06 Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
  • 1951-09-09 Alexander Downer, Australian politician
  • 1951-09-29 Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
  • 1951-09-30 Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1951-11-02 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1951-12-18 Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
  • 1952-01-02 Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
  • 1952-01-11 Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • 1952-01-11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • 1952-01-25 Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1952-02-06 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1952-03-01 Leigh Matthews, Australian Football Hall of Fame rover (Hawthorne FC), coach (Collingwood 1990 premiers; Brisbane 2001-03 premiers) and broadcaster (7 Network; 3AW), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1952-03-20 Geoff Brabham, Australian auto racer (IMSA GT Championship 1988-91), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1952-03-30 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1952-04-04 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, born in Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1952-04-15 Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1952-05-05 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
  • 1952-10-26 Andy Richards, British-Australian pianist and composer (Relax, Careless Whisper), born in London, England
  • 1952-11-18 Peter Beattie, Australian politician
  • 1953-01-05 Mike Rann, Australian politician, born in Sidcup, United Kingdom
  • 1953-01-09 Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author, born in Sleaford, United Kingdom
  • 1953-01-29 Lynne McGranger, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953-04-16 Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
  • 1953-05-20 Robert Doyle, Australian politician
  • 1953-05-24 Nell Campbell [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953-05-25 Jane Priest, Prince Charles' lover, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1953-06-22 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1953-06-29 Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • 1953-07-20 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
  • 1953-07-21 Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
  • 1953-07-27 Yahoo Serious [Greg Gomez Pead], Australian comedian, born in Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1953-07-31 Ted Baillieu, Australian Politician, Premier of Victoria (2010-13), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1953-09-11 Renée Geyer, Australian singer (It's A Man's Man's World, Stares and Whispers), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1953-09-14 Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1953-09-27 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012)
  • 1954-01-17 Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer & judge, born in Cairns, Australia
  • 1954-02-09 Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1954-04-16 John Bowe, Australian racing driver, born in Devonport, Tasmania
  • 1954-05-19 Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1954-05-27 Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
  • 1954-06-15 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (Olympic Gold 1972), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1954-09-27 Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • 1954-10-01 Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", born in Murgon, Queensland (d. 1999)
  • 1954-10-18 Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • 1954-10-24 Malcolm Turnbull, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2015-), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1954-11-16 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • 1954-11-17 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1955-01-13 Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter (The Messengers), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1955-02-15 Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
  • 1955-04-23 Judy Davis, Australian actress (Barton Fink, Husbands & Wives), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1955-05-22 Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist (Icehouse), born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955-05-31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian-American acoustic guitarist (Stevie's Blues), born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales
  • 1955-06-17 Gail Jones, Australian author (Dreams of Speaking), born in Harvey, Western Australia
  • 1955-10-05 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-12-07 John Watkins, Australian politician (Deputy Premier of New South Wales), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955-12-20 Ed Kuepper, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Saints), born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1955-12-27 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
  • 1956-02-13 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner, born in Tripoli, Greece
  • 1956-02-29 Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian entertainer
  • 1956-03-02 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1956-04-28 Jimmy Barnes [James Swan], Australian singer-songwriter (For the Working Class Man), born in Glasgow
  • 1956-05-03 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1956-05-12 Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian
  • 1956-06-28 Noel Mugavin, Australian rules football player, born in Koroit, Victoria
  • 1956-07-17 Julie Bishop, Australian Liberal Party politician and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2013-present), born in Lobethal, South Australia
  • 1956-08-22 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1956-10-07 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1956-10-26 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman (1st CEO of Australian Defence Materiel Organisation)
  • 1956-11-23 Shane Gould, Australian freestyle swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1957-01-05 Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Surry Hills, Australia
  • 1957-03-20 David Foster, Australian woodchopper
  • 1957-05-22 Gary Sweet, Australian actor (Alexandra's Project - Steve), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1957-06-22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1957-06-29 Robert Forster, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1957-08-16 Tim Farriss, Australian rock guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1957-08-18 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be), born in Korumburra, Victoria
  • 1957-09-12 Rachel Ward, English-Australian actress (Thorn Birds), born in Cornwell, Oxfordshire, England
  • 1957-09-21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland

Person of interestNick Cave

1957-09-22 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer and Songwriter Nick Cave
Singer and Songwriter
Nick Cave
  • 1957-09-27 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1957-11-04 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England

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