Australian History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 751 of 751

  • 2018-08-15 Australian Senator Fraser Anning evokes Nazi euphemism "a final solution to the immigration problem", in proposing outlawing Muslim immigration into Australia in parliament speech
  • 2018-08-18 Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the re-named Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds
  • 2018-08-21 Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for and wins a leadership vote 43-35 over Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton
  • 2018-08-22 Australia's House of Representatives is closed down early because of the Liberal Party leadership battle
  • 2018-08-24 Scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Peter Dutton in a leadership spill, replacing Malcolm Turnbull
  • 2018-08-26 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-09-10 Australian newspaper the "Herald Sun" criticised for "racist" cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2018-09-17 Needles purposely hidden in strawberries in Australia prompt government to order an investigation
  • 2018-09-27 Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government
  • 2018-10-03 Cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"
  • 2018-10-06 Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-10-16 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
  • 2018-10-17 Australian state of Queensland decriminalizes abortion
  • 2018-10-20 Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election
  • 2018-10-22 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a public apology to victims of child sexual abuse in institutions
  • 2018-10-27 Australian 7-year old mare Winx wins unprecedented fourth consecutive Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Melbourne; her record 29th-straight win and her 22nd Group 1 racing success

  • 2018-11-09 Attacker stabs three, killing one in Melbourne, Australia, with homeless man hailed as hero for using shopping trolley to stop him
  • 2018-11-26 Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore is handed her record equalling 7th world title as American contender Lakey Peterson is a shock 2nd round elimination at the season-ending Maui Pro in Hawaii
  • 2018-11-26 Third of a species begin dying (23,000) over a two day period, the spectacled flying foxes , unable to survive heatwave of 42 degrees in northern Queensland, Australia
  • 2018-11-28 Australian state Queensland raises its fire warning to "catastrophic" for the first time as 130 fires burn
  • 2019-01-16 Australian Bureau of Meteorology tweets last four days were the country's hottest on record with Tarcoola, South Australia, reaching 49 C (120 F), Port Augusta 48.5 C (119 F)
  • 2019-01-24 17 temperature records broken in South Australia including highest ever recorded for capital Adelaide at 46.6C
  • 2019-02-01 January 2019 was Australia's hottest month on record according to the Bureau of Meteorology
  • 2019-02-03 Dam in Townsville, Australia, deliberately opened flooding 20,000 homes after city receives record 3.3ft of rain in a week
  • 2019-02-06 Honeybees are able to add and substract and understand concept of zero according to research from RMIT University in Australia
  • 2019-02-07 New kangaroo fossil research published from Riversleigh, Australia, show Kangaroos learned to hop 20 million years ago, much earlier than first thought
  • 2019-02-12 Australian government loses historic vote on own bill with amendment to allow offshore sick refugees access to healthcare, first loss in 78 years
  • 2019-02-13 Flinders River swells to 37 miles wide (60km) creating its own weather system after intense flooding in Queensland, Australia
  • 2019-02-18 Australian political parties hacked by a "sophisticated state actor" Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, just months ahead of general election
  • 2019-02-26 Catholic Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse in Melbourne, Australia. As treasurer at the Vatican, the highest-ranking church official to be convicted.
  • 2019-02-27 Doctors announce world's second known case of semi-identical twins, a boy and girl from Brisbane, Australia
  • 2019-03-02 Australian wonder horse Winx sets world record for Group 1 wins in the Chipping Norton Stakes in Sydney; stretches unbeaten run to 31 races, and her 23rd in the highest class of thoroughbred racing
  • 2019-03-13 Australian cardinal George Pell is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual abuse in Australia
  • 2019-03-15 Terrorist attack on two mosques by a right-wing Australian gunman kills 51 and wounds 50 in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2019-03-19 Image of Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris attacked by internet trolls and controversially removed before being reinstated
  • 2019-04-10 First home delivery service by drone begins in Canberra, Australia by Wing, part of Google's Alphabet company

  • 2019-04-12 Melbourne captain Cameron Smith becomes highest point scorer in Australian Rugby League history; 49th minute penalty in Storm's 18-12 win over North Queensland in Townsville takes him to 2,420; Hazem El Masri, 2,418
  • 2019-04-13 Australian super-horse Winx ends extraordinary career with a 3rd Queen Elizabeth Stakes win in Sydney; 33 consecutive race wins, a world record 25 Group One victories and $26.4 million prize money
  • 2019-05-09 New Australian $50 bank note misspelling of responsibility as "responsibilty" discovered on 46 million notes
  • 2019-05-18 Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government In a in a surprise result
  • 2019-05-23 Fifty children rescued from an international paedophile ring on the dark web in Thailand, Australia and the US by Interpol under Operation Blackwrist, main organizer sentenced to 146 years
  • 2019-05-26 Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians
  • 2019-06-18 Sex-changing Australian bush tomato study published in journal "PhytoKeys" detailing how Solanum Plastisexum can change from male to female to hermaphrodite
  • 2019-06-23 Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: Australian Hannah Green leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event by 1 stroke ahead of Park Sung-hyun
  • 2019-08-05 Australian woman Kerry Robertson confirmed as the first person to use a new assisted dying law to end her life a month earlier in Victoria
  • 2019-08-30 Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef downgraded to very poor according to official Australian report
  • 2019-09-09 Australia experiences its earliest and most severe start to the fire season after fighting dozens of bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-09-20 Australian PM Scott Morrison welcomed for week-long visit at the White House by US President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019-09-25 Austraia's Capital Territory becomes the 1st state in Australia to legalize recreational marijuana
  • 2019-09-26 Abortion is decriminalized in New South Wales, the last remaining Australian state to do so
  • 2019-10-21 Australia's biggest newspapers all blank out their front pages in protest against press restrictions

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,430

  • 1964-03-30 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer

Person of interestRussell Crowe

1964-04-07 Russell Crowe, Australian-New Zealand actor (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • 1964-04-28 Mark Hager, Australian field hockey forward/capt (Olympic 4th 1988, 96)
  • 1964-05-28 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1964-06-07 Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • 1964-08-07 John Birmingham, Australian author, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1964-09-05 Frank Farina, Australian footballer, born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1964-09-10 Peter Vogler, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-09-15 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1964-09-16 Mary Coustas, Greek-Austalian actress and comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1964-09-30 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-10-01 Jonathan Sarfati, New Zealand chess player, scientist, and author (FIDE Master), born in Ararat, Australia
  • 1964-10-29 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1964-11-19 Jeni Lidgett, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-11-22 Robbie Slater, Australian former footballer
  • 1964-12-08 James Blundell, Australian country singer
  • 1965-01-04 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1965-01-04 Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-English dancer and judge (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • 1965-01-09 Darren Bennett, Australian AFL player and NFL punter (San Diego Chargers), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1965-02-11 Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1965-03-07 Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965-03-20 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965-04-06 Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-04-30 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-05-05 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1965-06-04 Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer (5-time 500cc world champion), born in Gold Coast, Queensland
  • 1965-06-06 Sally McDermid, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1965-06-28 Michele Timms, Australian WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1965-07-04 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965-07-24 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965-08-08 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
  • 1965-08-10 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-08-19 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-09-05 David Brabham, Australian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2009), born in London, England
  • 1965-09-06 John Polson, Australian actor (The Sum of Us) and film director, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1965-10-01 Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • 1965-10-14 Constantine Koukias, Australian composer
  • 1965-10-26 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman and shortstop (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • 1965-11-17 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • 1965-12-27 Chris Mainwaring, Australian Rules Football wing (All Australian 1991, 96; West Coast Eagles), born in Geraldton, Western Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1966-01-07 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1966-02-22 Brian Greig, Australian politician, born in Fremantle, Australia
  • 1966-03-04 Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor
  • 1966-03-09 Tony Lockett, Australian Rules full-forward (highest goalscorer in VFL/AFL history, 1,360 in 281 games), born in Ballarat, Victoria
  • 1966-03-11 Joe Hachem, Australian poker player (first Australian to win World Series of Poker, 2005 record $7.5m), born in Lebanon
  • 1966-04-03 John de Vries, Australian racing driver (Indy Racing League and Australian Formula Holden), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • 1966-04-20 David Chalmers, Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1966-04-23 Jim Stynes [James], Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1966-05-03 Paul Stevenson, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Bendigo, Australia
  • 1966-05-04 Jane McGrath, British-Australian co-founder of the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer, born in Paignton, Devon (d. 2008)
  • 1966-05-16 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-07-11 Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • 1966-07-22 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966-08-23 Rhonda Cator, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-08-24 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1966-09-08 Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • 1966-09-13 Louis Mandylor, Australian actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1966-10-28 Kaylynn Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-11-01 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (d. 2002)
  • 1966-11-17 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • 1967-01-06 David Belcher, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Penola, Australia
  • 1967-01-13 Annie Jones, Australian actress
  • 1967-03-05 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
  • 1967-03-26 Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1967-04-09 Graeme Lloyd, Australian baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1967-04-11 Lachlan Dreher, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1967-05-02 Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner, born in Bulli, New South Wales (d. 2008)
  • 1967-05-14 Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967-05-24 Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967-05-26 Phil Doyle, Australian writer
  • 1967-06-04 Simon Sheldon-Collins, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967-06-12 Frances O'Connor, English-Australian actress (The Importance of Being Earnest), born in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England
  • 1967-08-10 Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967-08-18 Tracy Tracy [Tracy Cattell], Australian musician (The Primitives), born in Australia
  • 1967-08-21 Darren Bewick, AFL footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1967-08-28 Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet, born in EspaƱa, Manila
  • 1967-09-08 James Packer, Australian businessman, son of Kerry Packer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1967-09-11 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Franklin, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1967-09-22 Kim Watkins, Australian television presenter
  • 1967-10-04 Nick Green, Australian rower and administrator (Olympic gold 1992, 96; CEO Cycling Australia), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967-10-05 Guy Pearce, Anglo-Australian actor
  • 1967-10-16 Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1967-11-01 Tina Arena, Australian singer and songwriter (Greatest Hits & Interpretations album 2017), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1967-11-05 Grant Leury, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967-12-16 Miranda Otto, Australian actress
  • 1967-12-28 Paul Lynch, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-01-15 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-02-02 Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-02-29 Frank Woodley, Australian comedian
  • 1968-03-10 Felice Arena, Australian children's author
  • 1968-03-25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-04-06 Chris Anderson, Australian high jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Western Australia
  • 1968-04-07 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m freestyle 1988), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1968-04-14 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-05-13 Scott Morrison, Australian politician, Prime Minister of Australia (2018-), born in Waverley, Australia
  • 1968-05-26 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)

Person of interestKylie Minogue

1968-05-28 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • 1968-06-19 Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1968-07-27 Julian McMahon, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-08-09 Eric Bana, Australian actor

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