Australian History Timeline (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 848

  • 2017-12-07 Australia's parliament votes to legalize gay marriage
  • 2017-12-09 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Australia after being signed into law by the Governor General
  • 2017-12-12 Australian shopping mall firm Westfield is bought by French property company Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion
  • 2017-12-14 Australian government establishes a Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • 2018-01-07 Sydney, Australia has its hottest day for 80 years as Penrith reaches 47.3 degrees
  • 2018-01-09 The first same-sex marriages take place in Australia after legislation passed a month earlier
  • 2018-01-18 First drone rescue of swimmers by lifeguards in New South Wales, Australia
  • 2018-03-06 American WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington rediscovered in Australia's Coral Sea, lost during 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea
  • 2018-03-06 World's oldest message in a bottle found in Western Australia, thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886)
  • 2018-03-18 Bushfire in Tathra, New South Wales, Australia, destroys over 70 buildings
  • 2018-03-25 First scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK, leaves Perth for Heathrow airport in London, arrives after 17 hours
  • 2018-04-04 21st Commonwealth Games open in the Gold Coast, Australia
  • 2018-04-30 World's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor, dies after being killed by a wasp sting in Western Australia, aged 43
  • 2018-05-11 Mass murder-suicide in Margaret River, Australia, grandfather shoots six members of his family and himself
  • 2018-05-22 Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted
  • 2018-05-24 World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species
  • 2018-05-27 Indianapolis 500: Will Power becomes first Australian race winner; Roger Penske's 17th Indy 500 victory as a car owner; average speed: 166.935 mph
  • 2018-06-16 World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan
  • 2018-07-17 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record
  • 2018-07-20 Australian businessman James Packer announces he has quit 22 directorships due to mental health issues
  • 2018-07-30 Australian Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns after being convicted of concealing sexual abuse
  • 2018-08-01 Australian Rugby League's 'Immortals' tally moves to 13 as pre-War stars Dally Messenger, Frank Burge & Dave Brown along with latter day giants Norm Provan & Mal Meninga are added

Historic Event

2018-08-05 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declares "now we are a land of droughts" as 99% of New South Wales affected

  • 2018-08-07 Australia's population hits 25 million according to Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • 2018-08-08 Australia's most populous state New South Wales declared 100% in drought
  • 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 renamed 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

Sports History

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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 subtract 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; overturned in 2020
  • 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 Catholic Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual abuse in Australia; conviction overturned in 2020
  • 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 misspells responsibility as "responsibilty" on 46 million notes
  • 2019-05-18 Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2019-09-25 Australia'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
  • 2019-11-09 Unprecedented 70 bush fires in New South Wales, Australia, destroys 100 homes killing three people with seven missing
  • 2019-11-11 More than 120 bush fires in Australia cause the country to declare state of emergency in two states with a catastrophic threat issued for Sydney region
  • 2019-11-25 First defamation case in Australia by a sitting MP won by Sarah Hanson-Green over Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm, after he made sexist slurs against her
  • 2019-12-10 Australian car maker Holden announces an end to Commodore production after 41 years
  • 2019-12-10 Sydney, Australia, blanketed in smoke from nearby bush fires pushing air quality to 11 times hazardous levels
  • 2019-12-17 Australia has its hottest day ever with average temperature of 40.9 across the country
  • 2019-12-19 Australian state of New South Wales announces 7-day state of emergency amid extreme heat and over 100 bushfires that have burnt for two months
  • 2020-01-04 Australian bushfires death toll reaches 23 as PM Scott Morrison announces national defense force will be employed to help fight the more than 200 fires, amid criticism of his leadership
  • 2020-01-13 Oldest material existing on earth at 7.5 billion years old revealed by scientists studying the Murchison meteorite that fell to earth in Australia in 1960s
  • 2020-01-21 World's oldest asteroid impact at 2.2 billion years old found in Yarrabubba, Western Australia, may have ended an ice age, reported in "Nature Communications"
  • 2020-02-10 More than 30 bushfires put out by heaviest rainfall for 30 years in New South Wales, Australia, helping end one of the worst bushfire seasons ever, 46 million acres burnt, over 1 billion animals killed, 34 people dead
  • 2020-03-04 New study confirms human-caused climate change did make the 2020 Australian bushfire season worse, published by World Weather Attribution
  • 2020-03-20 Smoke from Australian bushfires killed more people than the fires - 417 vs 33 according to new study published in "Medical Journal of Australia"
  • 2020-04-07 Australia's highest court overturns the child sexual abuse conviction of Catholic Cardinal George Pell
  • 2020-06-19 Australian government and companies suffer a months-long state-based cyber attack according to PM Scott Morrison
  • 2020-06-25 Australian airline Qantas announces it is cutting 6,000 jobs, a fifth of its workforce because of the pandemic
  • 2020-07-01 Australian state of Melbourne re-imposes a COVID-19 lockdown on 36 Melbourne suburbs affecting 300,000 people
  • 2020-07-08 Australian city of Melbourne goes back into lockdown for six weeks after second outbreak of 700 active cases
  • 2020-08-02 Australian state of Victoria announces state of disaster and imposes further lockdown measures after spike in COVID-19 cases
  • 2020-08-27 Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant sentenced to life without parole, for the killing of 51 mosque worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1st time the country imposes the sentence [1]
  • 2020-09-02 Australia officially enters recession for the first time in almost 3 decades with GDP falling 7% (April-June)
  • 2020-09-06 Premier Daniel Andrews announces roadmap out of restrictions for the Australian state of Victoria, but extends lockdown till September 28
  • 2020-09-26 108 pilot whales survive, while 350 die in Australia's largest mass stranding at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania
  • 2020-10-28 New coral reef 500m (1,640ft) high, taller than the Empire State Building, discovered north of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,594

  • 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
  • 1957-04-16 Heiko Salzwedel, German cycling coach (est. Australian Institute of Sport Road Cycling/MTB program; German, Danish, British Cycling), born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 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
  • 1957-08-17 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Korumburra, Victoria [several sources cite August 18]
  • 1957-08-18 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Korumburra, Victoria [several sources cite August 17]
  • 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

Nick Cave

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

  • 1957-09-27 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1957-11-04 Elena Kats-Chernin, Russian-Australian classical pianist and composer (Wild Swans), born in Tashkent, USSR (now Uzbekistan)
  • 1957-11-04 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • 1957-11-05 David Moyse, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply - "All Out Of Love"), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1957-12-22 Susan Powter, Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author (The Susan Powter Show), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1957-12-28 Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
  • 1958-02-12 Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Rockhampton, Australia (d. 2006)
  • 1958-03-20 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • 1958-03-22 Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1958-05-11 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympic gold 1992), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1958-07-04 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs - "Kiss the Dirt"), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1958-07-09 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1958-08-03 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director (The Secret Life of Us), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1958-08-19 Brendan Nelson, Australian politician (Leader of the Liberal Party 2007-8), born in Coburg, Australia
  • 1958-09-06 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer (Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1958-09-27 Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer ("When Words Fail"), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea,.
  • 1958-10-19 Tiriel Mora, Australian actor
  • 1958-10-30 Stefan Dennis, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Tawonga, Victoria, Australia
  • 1958-11-14 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958-12-22 Frank Gambale, Australian jazz fusion guitarist, born in Canberra, Australia
  • 1959-01-08 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz; Crowded House, 1985-94 -"Don't Dream It's Over"; "It's Only Natural"), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
  • 1959-01-23 Sandra Pisani, Australian field hockey captain (Olympic gold 1988), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2022)
  • 1959-01-28 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-Australian film and television score composer (The Truman Show), born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
  • 1959-01-31 Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor (Criminal Justice, Without a Trace), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1959-02-12 Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise), born in Canberra, Australia
  • 1959-03-04 Rick Ardon, Australian news presenter
  • 1959-03-27 Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist and songwriter (INXS - "Kiss the Dirt"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1959-04-24 Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer (Jaguar Racing), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1959-06-13 Steve Georganas, Australian politician (MP for Adelaide), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1959-08-30 Mark Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1959-09-04 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1959-10-06 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1959-10-17 Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • 1959-10-17 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • 1959-10-20 Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian (Neighbours), born in Brisbane
  • 1959-10-25 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1959-11-21 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959-12-01 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (34 Tests; Queensland 38 games; RL Immortal), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1959-12-25 Chris Spice, Australian coach (field hockey: Australian assistant Olympics women's gold 1996; World Cup gold 1994, and swimming: British Performance Director Olympics 2016, 20), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1960-01-12 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)

Michael Hutchence

1960-01-22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist (INXS - "Devil Inside": "New Sensation"), and actor (Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1997)

  • 1960-01-29 James "JG" Thirlwell, Australian musician, composer and record producer, born in Melbourne
  • 1960-02-23 Alan Griffin, Australian politician, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960-03-08 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • 1960-03-15 Phil Walsh, Australian Rules Football wing, coach (murdered by son), born in Hamilton, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • 1960-03-18 Anita Lane, Australian rock singer-songwriter (The Bad Seeds - "From Her To Eternity"), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1960-03-27 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney
  • 1960-04-04 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor (Agent Smith - The Matrix), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • 1960-04-19 Roger Merrett, Australian rules footballer
  • 1960-04-20 Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1988), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960-04-25 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer (Seed), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960-05-04 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1960-05-12 Lisa Martin, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988), born in Gawler, South Australia
  • 1960-06-05 Margo Lanagan, Australian author, born in Raymond Terrace, Australia
  • 1960-06-30 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles), born in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1960-07-14 Anna Bligh, Australian politician, 1st woman Premier of Queensland (2007-12), born in Warwick, Australia
  • 1960-07-27 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in Victoria, Australia (d. 2018)
  • 1960-08-04 Tim Winton, Australian author
  • 1960-08-08 Cheyne Horan, Australian surfer (World C'ship runner-up 1978, 79, 81, 82), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1960-09-07 Andrew Voss, Australian television personality (Fox League), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1960-12-04 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete (Olympic gold heptathlon 1984), born in Toowoomba, Australia
  • 1960-12-05 John Felton, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kyogle, Australia
  • 1961-01-07 Andrew Thomson, Australian politician, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1961-02-16 Brett Brown, American basketball head coach (Philadelphia 76ers 2013-19; Australian men's national team), born in South Portland, Maine
  • 1961-03-02 Simone Young, Australian conductor (Hamburg State Opera and Hamburg Philharmonic, 2005-15), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1961-03-26 Leigh Bowery, Australian performance artist and designer, born in Sunshine, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1961-03-29 Gary Brabham, Australian auto racer, (British Formula 3000 C'ship 1989), born in London, England
  • 1961-04-12 Magda Szubanski, Australian actress (Kath & Kim), born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England
  • 1961-05-15 Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Australian jazz singer, born in Wycheproof, Australia
  • 1961-06-04 Kym Ambrose, Australian jazz vibraphonist (The Brazilian Ensemble), born
  • 1961-07-07 Michael Kieran Harvey, Australian classical and contemporary music pianist and composer (GRETA - Concerto in No Need of an Orchestra), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1961-07-13 Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1961-08-03 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1961-08-10 Jon Farriss, Australian rock drummer (INXS - "The Devil Inside"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961-08-20 Greg Egan, Australian science fiction and hard science author, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961-09-06 Simon Reeve, Australian TV presenter and host (Million Dollar Minute), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961-09-08 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist, born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1961-09-29 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st Australian female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1961-10-01 Gary Ablett Snr, Australian Rules Football forward (All Australian 1992-95; Norm Smith Medal 1989; Coleman Medal 1993-95; Geelong), born in Drouin, Victoria
  • 1961-10-07 Brian Mannix, Australian rock singer (Uncanny X-men - "How Do You Get Your Kicks?"), and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1961-10-31 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne Australia
  • 1961-11-15 Ian Reid, Australian educator
  • 1961-12-08 Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
  • 1961-12-30 Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962-01-16 Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician, born in Bellingen, Australia
  • 1962-02-17 David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Triffids, 1976-89; The Blackeyed Susans, 1989–93), born in Perth, Australia (d. 1999)

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