On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

In first cricket Test match between the 2 nations, India is dismissed for 58 by Australia in Brisbane; fast bowler Ernie Toshack takes 5 for 2 off 2.3 overs; Don Bradman scores 185 as Australia wins by an innings & 226 runs

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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