Years

On my old website this was in 25 year lots. Because I’m combining them on here, I have to do this in reverse chronological order with the most recent year first. This will be progressively worked on.

2021

PERSONAL EVENTS

Spectrum Labor closed due to reverse ableism; I retired from the local professional wrestling scene

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

CAPITOL HILL RIOT; The postponed Olympic Games are held in Tokyo; The ongoing pandemic robs the VFL of another season
Premiership teams: AFL; Melbourne – SANFL; Woodville/Torrens – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings
: Prince Philip; Christopher Plummer; Tanya Roberts; Brian Henderson; Michael Gudinski; John Cornell; Charlie Watts; Andrew Peacock; Russell Ebert; Murray Weideman; Sergio Silvagni; Jackie Lane; Lorrae Desmond

2020

PERSONAL EVENTS

Spectrum Labor made the very first submission to the Senate Select Committee on Autism; UMPIRING FAREWELL #2; philgluyas.com domain ends with the site redirecting to Word Press blog

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Coronavirus/COVID-19 stopped everything including the VFL season; The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed to 2021; Joe Biden is elected US President, with the first ever female Vice President in Kamala Harris
Premiership teams: AFL; Richmond – SANFL; Woodville/Torrens – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable passings: Kirk Douglas; Sean Connery; Dean Jones; Helen Reddy; Little Richard; Pat Patterson; Steve Priest

2019

PERSONAL EVENTS

I left Ballarat and moved to the Macedon Ranges; A defamation action against Suzi Olsen was mediated confidentially; Spectrum Labor hosted a fringe event and another market stall at ALP State Conference

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Brenton Tarrant kills 51 in a Christchurch Terrorist attack; Russia is banned from international sport for four years by WADA; The Rise of Skywalker (the final Star Wars film) debuts at the cinemas
Premiership teams: AFL; Richmond – VFL; Richmond – SANFL; Glenelg – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Bob Hawke; Doris Day; Harley Race; Michael Williamson; Peter Mayhew; Peter Tork

2018

PERSONAL EVENTS

SUPER SHOWDOWN; I made my return to New Age Wrestling; Spectrum Labor hosted a market stall at ALP State Conference

USER EVENTS

WALLY gave away his homosexual son in a same sex marriage ceremony

GENERAL EVENTS

Scott Morrison replaces Malcom Turnbull as Prime Minister; The Commonwealth Games were held on the Gold Coast
Premiership teams: AFL; West Coast – VFL; Box Hill – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Bruno Sammartino; Aretha Franklin; Roger Bannister; Stephen Hawking; Burt Reynolds; David Ogden-Stiers
Notable births: Prince Louis of Cambridge

2017

PERSONAL EVENTS

My name was mentioned in the Victorian Parliamentary Autism Enquiry report; Spectrum Labor was founded by me (and Helen Said)

USER EVENTS

TEX becomes an Australian citizen, and his MLB team the Houston Astros win the World Series

GENERAL EVENTS

Stephen Paddock kills 59 people in Las Vegas in the most lethal massacre by a lone gunman in US history; The Last Jedi debuts at the cinemas
Premiership teams: AFL; Richmond – VFL; Port Melbourne – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Peel
Notable passings: Lou Richards, Jimmy Snuka; Deborah Watling

2016

PERSONAL EVENTS

Oliver Canby continued to threaten to kill me; I joined the Australian Labor Party

USER EVENTS

EAGLE EYE and TWINKLES become parents for the second time

GENERAL EVENTS

Malcolm Turnbull manages to survive as Prime Minister in a double dissolution election; The Olympic Games were held in Rio; Donald Trump is elected US President (stupid)
Premiership teams: AFL; Western Bulldogs – VFL; Footscray – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Peel
Notable passings: Carrie Fisher; Muhammad Ali; Debbie Reynolds; David Bowie; Prince; George Michael; Mr Fuji; Gene Wilder; William Christopher

2015

PERSONAL EVENTS

I successfully sued Oliver Canby for defamation; I umpired by eighth grand final despite again umpiring sparingly; Oliver Canby threatens multiple times to kill me

USER EVENTS

SCRATCHER and TEGAN were married

GENERAL EVENTS

Michelle Payne becomes the first woman to ride the winning horse in the Melbourne Cup; Malcolm Turnbull replaces Tony Abbott as Prime Minister; The Force Awakens debuts at the cinemas
Premiership teams: AFL; Hawthorn – VFL; Williamstown – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Phil Walsh; Malcolm Fraser; Richie Benaud; Dusty Rhodes; Roddy Piper; Wayne Rogers
Notable births: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

2014

PERSONAL EVENTS

CLOSE CALL NUMBER TWO; I started umpiring in Melbourne; I ran for the Victorian Legislative Council

USER EVENTS

MR.FIX-IT’s home was destroyed by fire; TEX fought successfully to bring his mother to Australia; SYNCOMPAC goes from hospital to jail and back to hospital while fighting NT community issues; WALLY’s homosexual son is assaulted and the fight for justice takes all year

GENERAL EVENTS

The Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow
Premiership teams: AFL; Hawthorn – VFL; Footscray – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Gough Whitlam; Tom Hafey; Robin Williams; Lauren Bacall; Mickey Rooney

2013

PERSONAL EVENTS

I successfully sued John Best Junior for defamation; I quit New Age Wrestling, but not local wrestling altogether; I quit umpiring in Ballarat due to their lack of commitment to safety issues; I successfully restrained Suzi Olsen from harassment on the Internet; I refereed former WWE stars Bob Holly and Orlando Jordan

USER EVENTS

FLASH died as a result of a vicious assault; SCRATCHER started work as a mining engineer in outback Western Australia; SCRATCHER and TEGAN are engaged to each other

GENERAL EVENTS

The Coalition returned to power with Tony Abbott as Prime Minister
Premiership teams: AFL; Hawthorn – VFL; Box Hill – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; West Perth
Notable passings: Nelson Mandela; Margaret Thatcher; David Frost
Notable births: Prince George of Cambridge

2012

PERSONAL EVENTS

The Phil’s World domain switches from philsworld.com.au to philgluyas.com; Lee and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary; Oliver Canby incited my murder; WORKING A MATCH; Despite only umpiring sparingly I umpire my seventh grand final; The door opened slightly for a return to work upon the discovery of the demise of the CMO

USER EVENTS

EAGLE EYE and TWINKLES become parents for the first time; TEX’s father passes away from a stroke; SCRATCHER finally graduates from university with an engineering degree; DMP was killed in a road accident on the west coast of Tasmania

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in London; The world did NOT end on December 21
Premiership teams: AFL; Sydney – VFL; Geelong – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; Claremont
Notable passings: Jim Stynes; Mary Tamm; Caroline John

2011

PERSONAL EVENTS

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR; COMMISSIONER PHIL

USER EVENTS

EAGLE EYE and TWINKLES were married

GENERAL EVENTS

Queensland is devastated by the worst floods in Australian history; Christchurch suffers a human toll from a devastating earthquake; Japan suffers the effects of a massive tsunami; Cadell Evans becomes the first Australian to win the Tour De France
Premiership teams: AFL; Geelong – VFL; Port Melbourne – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; Claremont
Notable passings: Elizabeth Taylor; Darrell Baldock; Bob Davis; Allan Jeans; Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen; Harry Morgan

2010

PERSONAL EVENTS

I nearly ran for the Victorian Legislative Council

USER EVENTS

EAGLE EYE and TWINKLES were engaged to each other

GENERAL EVENTS

Julia Gillard replaces Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister, the first female Australian PM ever; The Commonwealth Games were held in New Delhi
Premiership teams: AFL; Collingwood – VFL; North Ballarat – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; Swan Districts
Notable passings: Jack Brisco

2009

PERSONAL EVENTS

GRANDMA THOMPSON; I came out of retirement as an umpire with the Ballarat umpire and umpired my sixth grand final

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

BLACK SATURDAY
Premiership teams: AFL; Geelong – VFL; North Ballarat – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable passings: Michael Jackson

2008

PERSONAL EVENTS

GRANDPA THOMPSON; I successfully sued Paris Tenana for defamation; I made my first visit to Tasmania since 1971; I moved from Ballan to Ballarat

USER EVENTS

Eagle Eye graduates university with law qualifications; Twinkles graduates university with psychology qualifications

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Beijing; Barack Obama is elected as the first black US President in history; Football celebrated it’s 150th anniversary
Premiership teams: AFL; Hawthorn – VFL; North Ballarat – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: None

2007

PERSONAL EVENTS

THE GREAT ASPIE WAR

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Kevin Rudd becomes Prime Minister of Australia bringing the ALP back to power; Chris Benoit kills his wife and child and then commits suicide
Premiership teams: AFL; Geelong – VFL; Geelong – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: None

2006

PERSONAL EVENTS

I successfully restrained David Ayling from Net stalking; I had a major project trip to Western Australia

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Cyclone Larry devastates Innisfail; The Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne
Premiership teams: AFL; West Coast – VFL; Sandringham – SANFL; Woodville/Torrens – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Don Chipp; Steve Irwin; Peter Brock

2005

PERSONAL EVENTS

LILLA CAPUANO; JUNIOR DIVISION; THE WAR OF THE PROFESSIONALS; I moved from Sunshine to Ballan

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Cronulla ravaged by race riots; Revenge of the Sith debuts at the cinemas; Hurricane Katrina flattens New Orleans; Terrorists strike London; Michael Jackson not guilty of child molestation; Doctor Who recommences production and transmission
Premiership teams: AFL; Sydney – VFL; Sandringham – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable passings: Graham Kennedy; Eddie Guerrero

2004

PERSONAL EVENTS

MISSY; The Phil’s World Domain makes it’s debut; I filed for bankruptcy after the failure of the case against the Defence Department

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Athens; Indonesia was rocked by a major tsunami; The Ghan arrives in Darwin
Premiership teams: AFL; Port Adelaide – VFL; Sandringham – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: None

2003

PERSONAL EVENTS

THE HACKER; UMPIRING FAREWELL #1; BATTLEFIELD BALLARAT; My last season of umpiring was back with the VAFA

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The US invaded Iraq
Premiership teams: AFL; Brisbane – VFL; Williamstown – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; West Perth
Notable passings: Jack Dyer; Curt Hennig; Fred Blassie; Stu Hart

2002

PERSONAL EVENTS

WRESTLING DEBUT; I umpired this year with the Riddell District umpires; I started archiving Phil’s Weekend; I first discovered the need for inserts in my footwear to stop fluid from running into my ankles

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Australian lives are lost in a Bali terrorist attack; the Australian Wrestling Supershow debuted in Sydney; Steven Bradbury won Australia’s first Winter Olympic Gold Medal; Attack of the Clones debuts at the cinemas; The Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester; TNA made it’s debut as a part of the NWA
Premiership teams: AFL; Brisbane – VFL; Geelong – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; East Perth
Notable passings: John Gorton; The Queen Mother; Davey Boy Smith; Wahoo McDaniel; Spike Milligan

2001

PERSONAL EVENTS

SOAP DISH; I quit the GFUL over Easter and went to the Western Region FL before quitting there after the season; I umpired my fifth grand final

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

9/11; the Tampa Crisis took place
Premiership teams: AFL; Brisbane – VFL; Box Hill – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; East Perth
Notable passings: Don Bradman; Harry Secombe

2000

PERSONAL EVENTS

I umpired for the Geelong Football Umpires League; I moved from Laverton to Sunshine; Phil’s World moves from Geocities to Freeservers

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Sydney; the GST was introduced in Australia; WCW make a fresh start and fail to succeed
Premiership teams: AFL; Essendon – VFL; Sandringham – SANFL; Central Districts – WAFL; East Perth
Notable passings: Alec Guiness; Larry Linville

1999

PERSONAL EVENTS

VINDICATION; I returned to Melbourne and then moved from Mitcham to Laverton; I umpired for this year only with the Yarra Juniors as well as the VAFA; I first discovered my running gait was unusual

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Euro was introduced; The Constitutional Referendum failed in Australia; The Phantom Menace debuts at the cinemas
Premiership teams: AFL; North Melbourne – VFL; Springvale – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth
Notable passings: Owen Hart; Gorilla Monsoon

1998

PERSONAL EVENTS

The Phil’s World website makes it’s internet debut on Geocities; I umpired my third grand final again with the ACTAFJL

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Bill Clinton uttered the immortal words “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”; The Constitutional Convention took place in Australia; Sorry Day was first held in Australia; Zali Steggall won Australia’s first Winter Olympic Medal ever (bronze); The Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur; Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesote; The WWF returned to Australian free to air TV but soon moved to pay TV
Premiership teams: AFL; Adelaide – VFL; Springvale – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable passings: Frank Sinatra; Michael Craze

1997

PERSONAL EVENTS

ENLIGHTENMENT; I lost my job with the Defence Department and was labeled unemployable by the CMO; I umpired my second grand final while umpiring with the ACTAFJL

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Threadbo collapse took place; The three Star Wars movies are re-released; The Montreal Screwjob took place
Premiership teams: AFL; Adelaide – VFL; Sandringham – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable passings: Princess Diana; Mother Theresa; Michael Hutchence; John Denver; Adrienne Hill

1996

PERSONAL EVENTS

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY; I moved to Canberra and started work for the Defence Department

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

PORT ARTHUR; The Coalition returns to power in Australia with John Howard as the new Prime Minister; Adelaide loses the Formala 1 Grand Prix to Melbourne; The Olympic Games were held in Atlanta
Premiership teams: AFL; North Melbourne – VFL; Springvale – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont
Notable passings: Jon Pertwee; Maclean Stevenson

1995

PERSONAL EVENTS

BIRTHDAY PARTY

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Australia gets pay TV for the first time with the opening of Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar
Premiership teams: AFL; Carlton – VFA; Springvale – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth
Notable passings: Ted Whitten

1994

PERSONAL EVENTS

“Doctor” Rose effectively repeated his 1990 report; My score collection first became nationwide

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Sydney’s inner north ravaged by bushfires; The Channel Tunnel opened; The Commonwealth Games were held in Victoria, Canada; A player’s strike halts the Major League Baseball season; The NWA tries to reform but fails as ECW break away
Premiership teams: AFL; West Coast – VFA; Sandringham – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1993

PERSONAL EVENTS

GRAND FINAL AT LAST

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Sydney was awarded the 2000 Olympic Games; The NWA and WCW part ways for good; Future Wave Wrestling came and went in Melbourne
Premiership teams: AFL; Essendon – VFA; Werribee – SANFL; Woodville/Torrens – WAFL; Claremont
Notable passings: Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop; Andre the Giant; Jacqueline Hill

1992

PERSONAL EVENTS

THE PERFECT DAY; I moved from Box Hill North to Mitcham; I shifted umpiring from Doncaster Juniors to Hawthorn Juniors; HOW TO LOSE A GAME; My score collection expanded into parts of South Australia

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Yugoslavia broke up; The Olympic Games were held in Barcelona; The Disability Discrimination Act was introduced in Australia; One and two cent coins were removed from circulation in Australia
Premiership teams: AFL; West Coast – VFA; Sandringham – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Saraya-Jade “Paige” Bevis; Sasha Banks; Tosin Cole

1991

PERSONAL EVENTS

MOVING OUT; I left Australia Post – under duress; I flew for only the second time in my life – to Adelaide; I started collecting scores for the SANFL, the WAFL and the TFL

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Gulf War took place; Paul Keating replaced Bob Hawke as Australian Prime Minister; The Soviet Union broke up; The issues between WCW and the NWA first blew up
Premiership teams: AFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Dandenong – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont

1990

PERSONAL EVENTS

I transferred from State to Blackburn Mail Centre; “Doctor” Rose wrote a false report on me; My score collection expanded across country Victoria

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Commonwaelth Games were held in Auckland; Carmen Lawrence becames Australis’s first female state premier in Western Australia; The WWF left Australian TV (for now)
Premiership teams: AFL; Collingwood – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Swan Districts

1989

PERSONAL EVENTS

None

USER EVENTS

LEE started work with Australia Post at the Blackburn Mail Centre

GENERAL EVENTS

The Tianammen Square massacre; The Berlin Wall starts to come down; Newcastle hit with Australia’s worst earthquake; Australia’s airline pilots resign en masse; Doctor Who ceases transmission and production (for now)
Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Coburg – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont
Notable passings: Lucille Ball; Mel Blanc
Notable births: Pamela “Bayley” Martinez

1988

PERSONAL EVENTS

I resumed umpiring after a three year break; I first started keeping scores, for suburban Melbourne, the VFL and VFA

USER EVENTS

DMP was born in Launceston, Tasmania

GENERAL EVENTS

Australia celebrated it’s bi-centenary; The Olympic Games were held in Seoul; World Expo 88 was held in Brisbane; The new Parliament House opens in Canberra
Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Coburg (Div.1) Oakleigh (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Billy McMahon
Notable births: Mandip Gill

1987

PERSONAL EVENTS

I transferred from Preston to the State Mail Centre

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Black October – the stock market crash; Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns as Queensland premier
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Springvale (Div.1) Prahran (Div.2) – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont
Notable passings: Patrick Troughton
Notable births: AJ Lee; Becky Lynch; Karen Gillan; Pearl Mackie

1986

PERSONAL EVENTS

PHIL V IAN COLLINS

USER EVENTS

TWINKLES was born in Perth Western Australia

GENERAL EVENTS

The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded minutes after take off; The nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded; Melbourne’s Russell Street police HQ attacked with a car bomb; Halley’s Comet passes the Earth; The Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh; The Boxing and Wrestling Control Act was introduced in New South Wales
Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Williamstown (Div.1) Box Hill (Div.2) – SANFL; Glenelg – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Ian Marter
Notable births: Charlotte Flair; Jenna Coleman

1985

PERSONAL EVENTS

I started work with Australia Post at the Preston Mail Centre

USER EVENTS

EAGLE EYE was born in Bunbury, Western Australia

GENERAL EVENTS

Wrestlemania debuted at Madison Square Garden; The WWF debuted on Australian TV; Official Formula 1 Grand Prix debuted in Adelaide
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Sandringham (Div.1) Brunswick (Div.2) – SANFL; Glenelg – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Roman Reigns; Drew McIntyre

1984

PERSONAL EVENTS

CHRISTMAS; I made my first interstate trip solo – to Sydney

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Medicare was created in Australia; The dollar coin was first minted in Australia; The Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles; Brothels were legalised in Victoria
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Preston (Div.1) Box Hill (Div.2) – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; Swan Districts

1983

PERSONAL EVENTS

UMPIRING DEBUT

USER EVENTS

SCRATCHER was born in Melbourne, Victoria

GENERAL EVENTS

ASH WEDNESDAY; The ALP returns to power in Australia with Bob Hawke as Prime Minister; Return of the Jedi debuts at the cinemas; AMERICA’S CUP; M*A*S*H ceased TV production and transmission; Georgia Championship Wrestling claimed the name of World Championship Wrestling; The NWA debuted the first annual supershow in wrestling – Starrcade
Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Preston (Div.1) Springvale (Div.2) – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; Swan Districts

1982

PERSONAL EVENTS

I spent most of the year at the Whitehorse Transisition Programme

USER EVENTS

TEX moved from the US to Australia

GENERAL EVENTS

Prince William – the third in line to the throne – was born; The Falklands War took place; The Commonwealth Games took place in Brisbane
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Northcote (Div.2) – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; Swan Districts
Notable births: Matt Smith; Jodie Whittaker; Billie Piper

1981

PERSONAL EVENTS

HOUSE CAPTAIN; I left school in September

USER EVENTS

SYNCOMPAC was born in Murray Bridge, South Australia

GENERAL EVENTS

Ronald Reagon is shot but survives; Pope John Paul II is also shot and also survives; Princes Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Lleyton Hewitt was born; Hayden Christiansen (the adult Anakin in Star Wars) was born; Natalie Portman (Padme in Star Wars) was born
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Camberwell (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont

1980

PERSONAL EVENTS

GRANDMA GLUYAS; I was elected form captain for the second time for this year

USER EVENTS

PEDRO was born in Melbourne, Victoria

GENERAL EVENTS

Azaria Chamberlain disappeared at Ayers Rock, The Empire Strikes Back debuted at the cinemas; The Olympic Games were held in Moscow; SBS commenced transmission
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Brunswick (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable passings: John Lennon; Peter Sellers; Bon Scott
Notable births: Randy Orton; Beth Phoenix

1979

PERSONAL EVENTS

BIRTHDAY

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Margaret Thatches becomes the first ever female British Prime Minister; Skylab broke up over Australia
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Coburg (Div.1) Camberwell (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable passings: John Wayne
Notable births: Freema Agyeman

1978

PERSONAL EVENTS

SAPPHIRE FLOODS; I was elected Form Captain for this year

USER EVENTS

LEE moved from South Africa to Australia

GENERAL EVENTS

Australia has it’s first (and so far only) terrorist attack when a bomb explodes outside Sydney’s Hilton Hotel; The Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton; WCW Australia closes down; The first IVF birth took place in the United Kingdom
Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Prahran (Div.1) Frankston (Div.2) – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; East Perth
Notable passings: Robert Menzies; Johnny O’Keefe
Notable births: CM Punk

1977

PERSONAL EVENTS

I started high school

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Granville train crash occurred; Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrates her silver jubilee; A New Hope debuted at the cinemas as Star Wars; The Australian Democrats were formed
Premiership teams: VFL; North Melbourne – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Mordialloc (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Perth
Notable passings: Elvis Presley; Bing Crosby; Charlie Chaplin
Notable births: John Cena; Brock Lesnar; AJ Styles

1976

PERSONAL EVENTS

RUSKIN PARK FIRE

USER EVENTS

LEE left high school

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Montreal
Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Williamstown (Div.2) – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Perth
Notable passings: Peter Crimmins
Notable births: Stephanie McMahon

1975

PERSONAL EVENTS

None

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

THE DISMISSAL
Premiership teams: VFL; North Melbourne – VFA; Geelong West (Div.1) Brunswick (Div.2) – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; West Perth
Notable passings: William Hartnell
Notable births: Trish Stratus

1974

PERSONAL EVENTS

CREATURE TEACHER; I met Peter McKenna, Sir Douglas Nicholls and Harry Beitzel

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to resign as a result of the WATERGATE scandal; CYCLONE TRACY flattens Darwin on Christmas morning; Jim Barnett sells WCW Australia to Tony Kolonie; The Commonwealth Games were held in Christchurch; Countdown commences transmission in Australia
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Coburg (Div.2) – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Matt Hardy; Matt Lucas

1973

PERSONAL EVENTS

CAR CRASH

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Sydney Opera House was opened
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Prahran (Div.1) Caulfield (Div.2) – SANFL; Glenelg – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable passings: Norm Smith; Roger Delgado
Notable births: Adam “Edge” Copeland

1972

PERSONAL EVENTS

I attended my first football match – Collingwood v Geelong at Victoria Park

USER EVENTS

LEE started high school; MR.FIX-IT was born in Sydney, New South Wales

GENERAL EVENTS

The ALP returns to power in Australia for the first time in decades with Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister; The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is first established; The WATERGATE scandal started; The Olympic Games were held in Munich; Pastor Douglas Nicholls became the first Aboriginal to be knighted; M*A*S*H commences TV production and transmission
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Oakleigh (Div.1) Geelong West (Div.2) – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

1971

PERSONAL EVENTS

I flew for the first time – to Launceston

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Dandenong (Div.1) Sunshine (Div.2) – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: David Tennant; Ewan McGregor

1970

PERSONAL EVENTS

I started primary school

USER EVENTS

FLASH was born in Melbourne, Victoria

GENERAL EVENTS

The WESTGATE BRIDGE collapsed; The Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh; The M*A*S*H movie debuted at the cinemas; Wrestling promoter Shane McMahon was born, Wrestler Chris Jericho was born
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Prahran (Div.1) Coburg (Div.2) – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Shane McMahon; Chris Jericho

1969

PERSONAL EVENTS

I attended kindergarten

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Man lands on the Moon; In a dumb move, Brisbane’s tram lines are torn up
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Preston (Div.1) Williamstown (Div.2) – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; West Perth
Notable passings: John Doyle
Notable births: Paul “Triple H” Levesque; Dave Batista

1968

PERSONAL EVENTS

None

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Mexico City
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Preston (Div.1) Geelong West (Div.2) – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Perth
Notable passings: Gordon Coventry
Notable births: Kurt Angle; Catherine Tate

1967

PERSONAL EVENTS

My sister Jennie was born; It was first suspected that I was Autistic

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

BLACK TUESDAY FIRES; Former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt died in mysterious circumstances; The Australian Constitution changed to remove legal discrimination of Aborigines; The lact act of capital punishment in Australia took place in Melbourne when Ronald Ryan was hanged
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Dandenong (Div.1) Oakleigh (Div.2) – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Perth
Notable births: Nicole Kidman; Eddie Guerrero; Jeff Jarrett

1966

PERSONAL EVENTS

I moved to Donvale where I stayed for 25 years

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

After 16 years in office, Robert Menzies retires as Australian Prime Minister; Australia switches to decimal currency; The Empire/Commonwealth Games were held in Kingston
Premiership teams: VFL; St.Kilda – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Prahran (Div.2) – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Perth

1965

PERSONAL EVENTS

I was born in Melbourne, Victoria and lived in Glen Iris

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Doctor Who debuts on Australian television
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Waverley (Div.1) Preston (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Shawn Michaels, Mark “The Undertaker” Calloway; Owen Hart

1964

USER EVENTS

LEE started primary school

GENERAL EVENTS

Australia’s World Championship Wrestling was formed by Jim Barnett and John Doyle; Australia’s third commercial network commences transmission in Melbourne on Channel 0; The Olympic Games were held in Tokyo
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Port Melbourne (Div.1) Geelong West (Div.2) – SANFL; South Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont
Notable passings: General Douglas Macarthur
Notable births: Dermott Brereton; Steve Austin; Christopher Eccleston; Nicola Bryant; Bonnie Langford

1963

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

John K Kennedy was assasinated; Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream” speech; Doctor Who commences production and transmission in the UK; The Capitol Wrestling Corporation broke away from the NWA and formed the World Wide Wrestling Federation
Premiership teams: VFL; Geelong – VFA; Moorabbin (Div.1) Preston (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Swan Districts

1962

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

The Empire/Commonwealth Games were held in Perth
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Sandringham (Div.1) Dandenong (Div.2) – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Swan Districts
Notable births: Sophie Aldred

1961

USER EVENTS

None at present

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Hawthorn – VFA; Yarraville (Div.1) Northcote (Div.2) – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; Swan Districts
Notable births: Matthew Waterhouse; Sarah Sutton; Mark Strickson

1960

USER EVENTS

WALLY was born in Sydney, New South Wales

GENERAL EVENTS

John F Kennedy won the US Presidential Election; The Olympic Games were held in Rome; Verne Gagne broke away from the NWA and formed the American Wrestling Association
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Oakleigh – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Bradley Walsh

1959

USER EVENTS

TEX was born in San Angelo, Texas

GENERAL EVENTS

Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states of the US
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Steve “Sting” Borden; Paul McGann

1958

USER EVENTS

LEE was born in Capetown, South Africa

GENERAL EVENTS

The Empire/Commonwealth Games were held in Cardiff
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Peter Capaldi

1957

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Moorabbin – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Kevin Rudd; Bret Hart; Janet Fielding

1956

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Melbourne
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Carrie Fisher

1955

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Perth

1954

GENERAL EVENTS

The Empire/Commonwealth Games were held in Vancouver; Wrestler Roddy Piper was born
Premiership teams: VFL; Footscray – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Roddy Piper

1953

GENERAL EVENTS

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain was crowned
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Port Melbourne – SANFL; West Torrens – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Michael Tuck

1952

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Helsinki; King George VI of Great Britain died
Premiership teams: VFL; Geelong – VFA; Oakleigh – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Leigh Matthews; Randy Savage; Liam Neeson

1951

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Geelong – VFA; Prahran – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Jesse Ventura; Peter Davison; Louise Jameson; Lalla Ward; Mark Hamill

1950

GENERAL EVENTS

The Empire Games were held in Auckland
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Oakleigh – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Mary Tamm

1949

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Ric Flair; Bob Backlund; Jerry Lawler; Katy Manning

1948

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in London; The National Wrestling Alliance was formed
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Brighton – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Deborah Watling; Elisabeth Sladen

1947

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Port Melbourne – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Kevin Bartlett; Wendy Padbury

1946

GENERAL EVENTS

The United Nations first meets; UNICEF was founded
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Sandringham – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Peter McKenna; Peter Hudson; Tim Fischer; Bon Scott; Andre the Giant

1945

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 2; The VFA return from recess; The SANFL resume normal competition
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; West Torrens – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Vince McMahon; Dusty Rhodes

1944

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 2
Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – SANFL; Norwood/North Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Paul Keating; Fraser Hines; Caroline John; Ian Marter; Frank Oz

1943

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 2
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – SANFL; Norwood/North Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: “Superstar” Billy Graham; Colin Baker; Sylvester McCoy; Maureen O’Brien; John Leeson; Gary Burghoff

1942

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 2; The VFA went into recess because of the War; The SANFL went into a war time competition
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – SANFL; Port Adelaide/Torrens – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Pedro Morales; Michael Craze; Harrison Ford; David Ogden-Stiers

1941

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 2
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Port Melbourne – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Doug Wade; Jackie Lane; Anneke Wills; John Levene

1940

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 2
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Port Melbourne – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Claremont
Notable births: Carole Ann Ford

1939

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 2
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont
Notable births: John Howard; Peter Purves; Mike Farrell; Larry Linville

1938

GENERAL EVENTS

The radio link between Canberra and Washington DC was created; The Empire Games were held in Sydney
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Brunswick – SANFL; South Adelaide – WAFL; Claremont
Notable births: Bert Newton

1937

GENERAL EVENTS

George VI was crowned King of Great Britain
Premiership teams: VFL; Geelong – VFA; Prahran – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Adrienne Hill; Loretta Swit

1936

GENERAL EVENTS

King George V died; Edward VIII was never crowned King of Great Britain when he abdicated; The Olympic Games were held in Berlin
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Northcote – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Ron Barassi; Richard Franklin; Alan Alda

1935

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Yarraville – SANFL; South Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Bruno Sammartino

1934

GENERAL EVENTS

The Empire Games were held in London
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Northcote – SANFL; Glenelg – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Graham Kennedy; Ken Rosewall; Barry Humphries; Tom Baker; Jean Marsh; Jamie Farr

1933

GENERAL EVENTS

Adolf Hitler became Fuhrer of Germany
Premiership teams: VFL; South Melbourne – VFA; Northcote – SANFL; West Torrens – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Ted Whitten; Wayne Rogers

1932

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Northcote – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Michael Williamson; William Christopher

1931

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Geelong – VFA; Oakleigh – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1930

GENERAL EVENTS

The first ever Empire Games were held in Hamilton, Canada
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Oakleigh – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Malcolm Fraser

1929

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Northcote – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Bob Hawke; Nicholas Courtney

1928

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Amsterdam
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Coburg – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1927

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Coburg – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Maclean Stevenson

1926

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Coburg – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; East Perth

1925

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Geelong – VFA; Brunswick – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Peter Sellers

1924

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Paris
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Footscray – SANFL; West Torrens – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable births: William Russell; Jacqueline Hill

1923

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Footscray – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Lou Richards

1922

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – VFA; Port Melbourne – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; East Perth

1921

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Harry Secombe

1920

GENERAL EVENTS

Edmund Barton – Australia’s first PM – died; The Olympic Games were held in Antwerp
Premiership teams: VFL; Richmond – VFA; Footscray – SANFL; North Adelaide – WAFL; East Perthd
Notable births: Patrick Troughton

1919

GENERAL EVENTS

The SANFL returns from war break
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Footscray – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; East Perth
Notable births: Jon Pertwee

1918

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 1; The VFA returns from war break
Premiership teams: VFL; South Melbourne – VFA; North Melbourne – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Spike Milligan

1917

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 1
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – WAFL; South Fremantle

1916

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 1; The VFA and the SANFL go into recess due to the war
Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – WAFL; South Fremantle
Notable births: Gough Whitlam

1915

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 1
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; North Melbourne – SANFL; Sturt – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable births: Norm Smith; Harry Morgan

1914

GENERAL EVENTS

WORLD WAR 1
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; North Melbourne – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Alec Guiness

1913

GENERAL EVENTS

The foundation stone is laid for Canberra; Footballer Jack Dyer was born
Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – VFA; Footscray – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Subiaco
Notable births: Jack Dyer

1912

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Stockholm; Australia sends women to the Olympic Games for the first time; New Mexico and Arizona become the 47th and 48th states of the US, completing the statehood of the entire country of the USA mainland
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Essendon A – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; Subiaco

1911

GENERAL EVENTS

George V was crowned King of Great Britain; The Australian Capital Territory was first formed; The Northern Territory is separated from South Australia; Former PM John Gorton was born; The first recorded incidence of a fixed result in pro wrestling, when Frank Gotch defied a prior arrangement in defeating George Hackenschmidt
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Essendon A – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: John Gorton

1910

GENERAL EVENTS

King Edward VII of Great Britain died
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; North Melbourne – SANFL; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1909

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; South Melbourne – VFA; Brunswick – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1908

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in London; The Dalgety proposal for the national capital is revoked and replaced with Canberra
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Footscray – SANFL; West Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable births: Harold Holt; Billy McMahon; William Hartnell

1907

GENERAL EVENTS

Oklahoma becomes the 46th state of the US
Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; Williamstown – SANFL; Norwood – WAFL; Perth

1906

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Carlton – VFA; West Melbourne – SAFA; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1905

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – VFA; Richmond – SAFA; North Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth

1904

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in St.Louis; Dalgety, a locality 51 kilometres south west of Cooma is chosen for the site of the national capital
Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – VFA; North Melbourne – SAFA; Norwood – WAFL; East Fremantle

1903

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; North Melbourne – SAFA; Port Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1902

GENERAL EVENTS

Edward VII was crowned King of Great Britain; Breaker Morant is executed for having shot Boers who had surrendered
Premiership teams: VFL; Collingwood – VFA; Richmond – SAFA; North Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle

1901

GENERAL EVENTS

FEDERATION; Queen Victoria of Great Britain died; The Immigration Restriction Act (AKA the White Australia policy) becomes law; Footballer Gordon Coventry was born
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Port Melbourne – SAFA; Norwood – WAFL; West Perth
Notable births: Gordon Coventry

1900

GENERAL EVENTS

The Olympic Games were held in Paris
Premiership teams: VFL; Melbourne – VFA; Footscray – SAFA; North Adelaide – WAFL; East Fremantle
Notable passings: Oscar Wilde

1899

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – VFA; Footscray – SAFA; South Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth

1898

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFL; Fitzroy – VFA; Footscray – SAFA; South Adelaide – WAFL; Fremantle

1897

GENERAL EVENTS

Catherine Spence is the first woman to run for political office in the world – she didn’t win; The Victorian Football League is formed
Premiership teams: VFL; Essendon – VFA; Port Melbourne – SAFA; Port Adelaide – WAFL; West Perth

1896

GENERAL EVENTS

Utah becomes the 45th state of the US; The first ever Olympic Games were held in Athens
Premiership teams: VFA; Collingwood – SAFA; South Adelaide – WAFL; Fremantle

1895

GENERAL EVENTS

The Man from Snowy River is first published by Banjo Paterson
Premiership teams: VFA; Fitzroy – SAFA; South Adelaide – WAFL; Fremantle

1894

GENERAL EVENTS

South Australia makes history by being the first Parliament in the world to allow women to stand for office; South Australia also becomes the second place after New Zealand to allow women to vote; Former PM Robert Menzies was born
Premiership teams: VFA; Essendon – SAFA; Norwood – WAFL; Fremantle
Notable passings: Robert Louis Stevenson
Notable births
: Robert Menzies

1893

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFA; Essendon – SAFA; South Adelaide – WAFL; Fremantle

1892

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFA; Essendon – SAFA; South Adelaide – WAFL; Fremantle

1891

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFA; Essendon – SAFA; Norwood – WAFL; Fremantle

1890

GENERAL EVENTS

Idaho and Wyoming become the 43rd and 44th states of the US
Premiership teams: VFA; South Melbourne – SAFA; Port Adelaide – WAFL; Fremantle
Notable passings: Vincent van Gogh

1889

GENERAL EVENTS

North & South Dakota, Montana and Washington state become the 39th, 40th, 41st and 42nd states of the US
Premiership teams: VFA; South Melbourne – SAFA; Norwood – WAFL; Union

1888

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFA; South Melbourne – SAFA; Norwood – WAFL; Union

1887

GENERAL EVENTS

Gold discovered at Southern Cross in Western Australia
Premiership teams: VFA; Carlton – SAFA; Norwood – WAFL; Union
Notable passings: Doc Halliday

1886

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFA; Geelong – SAFA; Adelaide – WAFL; Fremantle

1885

GENERAL EVENTS

The Western Australian Football League was formed.
Premiership teams: VFA; South Melbourne – SAFA; South Adelaide – WAFL; Rovers

1884

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFA; Geelong – SAFA; Port Adelaide

1883

GENERAL EVENTS

Sydney and Melbourne are linked by rail for the first time (with the changeover at Albury); Silver was discovered in Broken Hill
Premiership teams: VFA; Geelong – SAFA; Norwood

1882

GENERAL EVENTS

The first water drawn sewerage system is introduced in Adelaide
Premiership teams: VFA; Geelong – SAFA; Norwood

1881

GENERAL EVENTS

The Gunfight at the OK Corral took place
Premiership teams
: VFA; South Melbourne – SAFA; Norwood

1880

GENERAL EVENTS

Bushranger Ned Kelly is captured and hanged
Premiership teams: VFA; Geelong – SAFA; Norwood

1879

GENERAL EVENTS

Premiership teams: VFA; Geelong – SAFA; Norwood

1878

GENERAL EVENTS

Horse drawn trams arrive in Australia – commencing in Adelaide
Premiership teams: VFA; Geelong – SAFA; Norwood

1877

GENERAL EVENTS

The first cricket test match between Australia and England was played; The first two properly formed football competitions begin – the Victorian Football Association and the South Australian Football Association.
Premiership teams: VFA; Carlton – SAFA; South Adelaide

1876

GENERAL EVENTS

Colorado becomes the 38th state of the US

1875

GENERAL EVENTS

To be added

1874

GENERAL EVENTS

University of South Australia founded; The first public zoo in the US opens in Philadelphia

1873

GENERAL EVENTS

Ayers Rock (now Uluru) is first named; The “Panic of 1873” starts a four year depression in the US, the first of a number

1872

GENERAL EVENTS

The overland telegraph cable between Port Augusta and Darwin is completed, putting Australia in touch with the world

1871

GENERAL EVENTS

Major League Baseball begins; The Peshtigo fire on the shores of Lake Michigan takes 2,500 lives, the worst fire in US history

1870

GENERAL EVENTS

All colonies except Tasmania adopt flags of their own; Blacks get the right to vote in the US for the first time

1869

GENERAL EVENTS

The first Aboriginal children are taken from their families starting the process now called the Stolen Generation; A submarine telegraph cable between Tasmania and the mainland is completed

1868

GENERAL EVENTS

The last shipment of convicts arrives in Perth; The Salvation Army is founded as the Christian Mission

1867

GENERAL EVENTS

A gold rush to Gympie saves the colony of Queensland from bankruptcy; Sister Mary McKillop (now a Saint – Australia’s first) founded the Sisters of St.Joseph of the Sacred Heart; Nebraska becomes the 37th state of the US

1866

GENERAL EVENTS

Victoria introduces tariffs; The Trans Atlantic telegraph line is completed

1865

GENERAL EVENTS

The world’s first narrow gauge main railway line is opened in Queensland at Ipswich; The AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ends; On the back of that, the Klu Klux Klan is formed; Abraham Lincoln assassinated

1864

GENERAL EVENTS

The International Red Cross is founded; Nevada becomes the 36th state of the US; The Wisden Cricketing Almanac is first published

1863

GENERAL EVENTS

The land that now makes up the Northern Territory was passed from New South Wales to South Australia; West Virginia becomes the 35th state of the US as a break up of Virginia who had seceded

1862

GENERAL EVENTS

Darwin was founded; Bushrangers Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall effect the first gold robbery in Australia at Eugowra

1861

GENERAL EVENTS

The Melbourne Cup was run for the first time; Norwegians introduce skiing to the Snowy Mountains; The AMERICAN CIVIL WAR begins after more states secede from the Union; Kansas becomes the 34th state of the US

1860

GENERAL EVENTS

Burke and Wills began their tragic expedition; In a pre-cursor to the Civil War, South Carolina secedes from the Union

1859

GENERAL EVENTS

The colony of Queensland is first formed separate to New South Wales; Rabbits were first introduced into Australian fauna; Big Ben sounds for the first time; Oregon becomes the 33rd state of the US

1858

GENERAL EVENTS

The first game of Australian football is played between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar; Sydney and Melbourne are linked for the first time by telegraph; The Adelaide Advertiser was first published; Minnesota becomes the 32nd state of the US

1857

GENERAL EVENTS

Ottawa is proclaimed as the capital of Canada; Hollywood founded as a farming community outside Los Angeles

1856

GENERAL EVENTS

Van Dieman’s Land is formally renamed Tasmania; Premiers were first elected in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania; The Crimean War ended

1855

GENERAL EVENTS

The transportation of convicts to Norfolk Island ceased; New Zealand suffers an earthquake of 8.1 on the Richtor Scale – the worst to this day

1854

GENERAL EVENTS

EUREKA STOCKADE; The first game of cricket was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground; Flinders Street Station was opened; The Melbourne Age was first published; The Hobart Mercury was first published; The Crimean War began; The Suez Canal commences construction
Notable passings: None
Notable births: Oscar Wilde

1853

GENERAL EVENTS

University of Melbourne founded; The first paddle steamers appear on the Murray River; New Zealand officially ceases to be a colony of Great Britain, 48 years before Australia did
Notable passings: None
Notable births: Vincent van Gogh

1852

GENERAL EVENTS

The Devil’s Island penal colony is opened by the French off French Guinana in South America
Notable passings: None
Notable births: None

1851

GENERAL EVENTS

Gold first discovered in Australia at Bathurst, and then later at Clunes and Ballarat; The colony of Victoria is first formed separate to New South Wales; The New York Times was first published
Notable passings: Mary Shelley
Notable births: Doc Holliday

1850

GENERAL EVENTS

University of Sydney founded; Western Australia is made into a penal colony; California becomes the 31st state of the US; American Express formed from a merger of express mail services
Notable passings: William Lawson
Notable births: Robert Louis Stevenson