Australian History Timeline (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 848 of 848

  • 2020-10-29 South Australian government axes the Adelaide 500 from 2021 Supercars Championship due to COVID-19 and falling revenue
  • 2020-10-31 New Zealand Rugby Union team routs Australia, 43-5 in Sydney to retain Bledisloe Cup (2-1) for 18th straight series; Wallabies' largest ever defeat by All Blacks
  • 2020-11-03 Australia's Melbourne Cup won by Twilight Payment
  • 2020-11-07 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Gamine, Glass Slippers, Knicks Go, Audarya, Whitmore, Order of Australia, Monomoy, Tarnawa, Authentic
  • 2020-11-15 84th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: American Dustin Johnson fires record total -20 to win his first Masters title by 5 strokes from Cameron Smith of Australia & South Korean Sungjae Im
  • 2020-11-19 Inquiry find "credible evidence" elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan civilians
  • 2020-11-30 Australia condemns doctored photo of Australian soldier threatening Afghan child with knife on Chinese official's Twitter, marking new low in the two countries relationship
  • 2020-12-06 Japanese space capsule Hayabusa-2 lands safely back on earth in Australia, carrying first significant rock samples from an asteroid, the Ryugu
  • 2020-12-07 Australian states celebrate "Freedom Day" easing COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria and New South Wales
  • 2020-12-16 China blocks imports of coal, from Australia, the world's second biggest market for the world's biggest coal exporter
  • 2021-02-01 Wildfires ignite on the outskirts of Perth, Australia, forcing evacuations amid five-day COVID-19 lockdown
  • 2021-02-15 UK is the first European country to require travellers from COVID 'hotspots' to isolate in quarantine hotels, following other countries such as Australia, NZ and Singapore
  • 2021-02-18 Facebook blocks users in Australia from accessing news sites in response to proposed new laws for tech companies to pay to show news content
  • 2021-02-23 Discovery of oldest Australian rock art, a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo in Kimberley region, Western Australia, published in "Nature Human Behaviour" [1]
  • 2021-03-03 Australian attorney general Christian Porter denies rape allegation involving 16-year-old girl in 1988
  • 2021-03-15 Mass March 4 Justice rallies held across Australia to protest against violence and discrimination towards women
  • 2021-04-11 Tropical cyclone Seroja makes landfall in Western Australia near the town of Kalbarri with winds up to 170km/h (105mph)
  • 2021-04-19 New Zealand and Australia open a travel bubble between the two countries after more than a year of border closures
  • 2021-04-30 Australia announces a ban on citizens returning from India, stranding 8,000 people, and making it a criminal offence to return, amid India's COVID-19 crisis - first democratic country to do so
  • 2021-06-09 One of the worst ever plagues of mice in New South Wales, Australia, prompts local government to commit $100 million in support to farmers [1] [2]
  • 2021-06-22 Unesco says Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be put on list of World Heritage Sites that are "in danger"
  • 2021-07-25 Australia wins women's 4 x 100m relay for third straight Olympics as Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell set new WR 3:29.69 in Tokyo
  • 2021-07-28 Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus claims Olympic double by winning women's 200m freestyle in OR 1:53.50 in Tokyo; she had beaten American superstar Katie Ledecki in 400m 2 days earlier
  • 2021-07-29 Australian canoeist Jessicas Fox with 109.96s wins inaugural women's C-1 slalom gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • 2021-07-29 Australian swimmer Emma McKeon wins the blue riband 100m freestyle gold medal in OR 51.96 at the Tokyo Olympics; her 8th career Olympic medal
  • 2021-07-29 Chinese team of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei & Li Bingjie smash 4 x 200m freestyle relay WR 7:40.33 at Tokyo Olympics; minor medallists USA and Australia also beat previous mark
  • 2021-07-31 Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown wins gold in 200m backstroke to complete 100/200 double at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • 2021-08-01 Australian swimmer Emma McKeon claims gold in 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay for total 7 medals at Tokyo Olympics; equals record set by Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya in 1952
  • 2021-09-15 US, UK and Australia announce trilateral security partnership Aukus, to counteract influence of China, including helping Australia build nuclear-powered submarines [1]
  • 2021-09-17 France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia, describing their new Aukus pact and the cancellation of a major military contract as a 'stab in the back'
  • 2021-09-30 Land, including world's oldest living rainforest, Daintree National Park (180 million yrs old) returned to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in Far North Queensland, Australia [1]
  • 2021-10-11 Australia's largest city Sydney ends its 107-day lockdown, with restrictions easing for fully vaccinated people
  • 2021-10-22 Australian city of Melbourne "world's most locked down city" exits its sixth lockdown after a total of 260 days
  • 2021-11-03 4-year old Cleo Smith found 18 days after she disappeared from a family tent, by police in Carnarvon, Western Australia
  • 2021-12-16 Six children die in a bouncy castle accident at a school in Devonport, Tasmasia, Australia
  • 2021-12-17 Discovery of the first true millipede (Eumillipes persephone) with 1,000 legs found down a drill hole in Western Australia published in "Scientific Reports" [1]
  • 2022-01-13 Australian equals hottest temperature on record of 50.7C (123.26F) in Onslow, Western Australia
  • 2022-01-25 Australian government buys the copyright to the Aboriginal flag designed by artist Harold Thomas for A$20 million (US$14m) [1]
  • 2022-02-11 Australia lists the koala as endangered for the first time in Queensland, New South Wales and ACT after a steep decline in numbers [1]
  • 2022-02-21 Australia's international border reopens to vaccinated tourists after 704 days, nearly two years [1]
  • 2022-02-26 'Rain bomb' due to a slow-moving low pressure trough begins major flooding in south-east Queensland, Australia, leaving at least seven people dead [1]
  • 2022-03-23 Brian Houston, Australian founder of megachurch Hillsong, resigns after an internal investigation finds he breached their code of conduct with two women

Election of Interest

2022-05-21 Australian General Election: Scott Morrison's Coalition government defeated after nine years in power, Anthony Albanese's Labor Party wins the most seats

  • 2022-05-24 Leaders of the Quad nations, America, Australia, India and Japan meet in Tokyo, focusing on Chinese aggressions in the Indo-Pacific [1]
  • 2022-05-29 Jai Hindley becomes only the second Australian cyclist to win a Grand Tour with a 1' 18" victory over 2019 champion Richard Carapaz in the Giro d'Italia
  • 2022-06-07 New study reveals Shark Bay sea grass, off Western Australia, may be world's largest plant, covering 77 square miles of sea floor, having cloned itself for 4,500 years [1]
  • 2022-06-10 Actress Rebel Wilson comes out on Instagram, before it emerges an Australian newspaper had given her 27 hours to comment on their upcoming story on her new female partner [1]
  • 2022-06-27 First rocket launch in Australia for 25 years and NASA's first commercial spaceport outside the US for sub-orbital rocket from Arnhem Space Centre, Northern Territory [1]

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,594

Steve Irwin

1962-02-22 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist & TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2006)

  • 1962-03-13 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1962-05-13 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • 1962-05-27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1962-07-15 Howard Gray, British audio engineer, and record producer (UB40; Apollo 440; Stealth Sonic Orchestra), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1962-07-18 Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian
  • 1962-09-03 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor Picket Fences), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1962-09-17 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1962-09-26 Peter Foster, Australian career criminal and con man, born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1962-09-26 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • 1962-10-16 Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1962-10-17 John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962-10-21 David Campese, Australian rugby union winger (101 Tests, record 64 tries), born in Queanbeyan, NSW
  • 1962-11-02 Simon Hill, English-Australian football commentator, born in Manchester
  • 1962-11-08 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962-11-11 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1962-11-28 Karen Marsden, Australian field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1963-01-07 Craig Shipley, Australian-American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • 1963-01-20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • 1963-03-02 Anthony Albanese, Australian politician (Prime Minister of Australia 2022-), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1963-03-31 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
  • 1963-04-20 Brett Garsed, Australian rock guitarist (Nelson; Garsed/Helmerich), born in Victoria, Australia
  • 1963-06-12 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer, born in Victoria, Australia
  • 1963-06-27 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1963-07-19 Garth Nix, Australian author (Keys to the Kingdom), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1963-08-04 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • 1963-08-20 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-09-01 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1963-11-16 Tim Ferguson. Australian comedian, film director, screenwriter, and author, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1964-01-18 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1964-02-24 Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
  • 1964-02-29 Guy Leech, Australian iron man (World Ironman C'ship 1986; World Ocean Paddling C'ship 1994; 7 x Uncle Toby's Super Series; 2 x Coolangatta Gold), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1964-03-03 Duncan Phillips, Australian Christian-rock drummer (Newsboys, 1993-present), born in Nambour, Australia

Elle MacPherson

1964-03-29 Elle MacPherson, Australian supermodel and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales

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

Russell 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
  • 1964-09-08 Peter Duncan; Australian film and television director and screenwriter (Passion; Rake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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, Australian field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1964-12-08 James Blundell, Australian country singer
  • 1965-01-04 Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-English dancer and judge (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • 1965-01-04 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, 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, Tasmanian composer and opera director, born in Hobart, Australia
  • 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
  • 1965-12-02 Shane Flanagan, Australian rugby league coach (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks NRL premiers 2016), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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 (Neighbours), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1966-03-09 Tony Lockett, Australian Rules full-forward (highest goalscorer in VFL/AFL history, 1,360 in 281 games; St. Kilda FC, Sydney FC), 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)
  • 1966-06-22 Dean Woods, Australian track cyclist (Olympic gold team pursuit 1984; silver individual pursuit 1988; bronze team pursuit 1988, 96), born in Wangaratta, Australia (d. 2022)
  • 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 (World Series 1996, 98 NY Yankees; Olympic silver 2004), born in Geelong, Australia
  • 1967-04-11 Lachlan Dreher, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths