• Arts, Literature, Movies and Music
  • 1914 The Commonwealth Government imposed press censorship.
  • Births and Birthdays
  • 1852 Hallam Tennyson, son of the poet Lord Tennyson, was born at Twickenham, London. He later became the second Governor-General of Australia.
  • Business
  • 1989 A pilots' strike crippled domestic air travel in Australia.
  • Crimes
  • 1993 A man crashed his 4 wheel drive vehicle through the front doors and into the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra.
  • Deaths and Funerals
  • 1952 Dave Sands, whom many claimed as the un-crowned world middleweight boxing champion, was killed in a truck accident near Dungog aged 26. He held 5 titles at the time of death.
  • 1989 Actor John Meillon died.
  • Events
  • 1999 Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam aged 83, was awarded Italy's highest honour "Grande Ufficiale dell 'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana". The award is only one of six in Australia.
  • Government, Politics and Unions
  • 2003 Major-General Michael Jeffery was sworn in as Governor General.
  • Immigration
  • 1949 Migrants to Australia were to be known as "New Australians", Immigration Minister Arthur Calwell announced.
  • Medical
  • 1992 In an operation, the first of its kind in Australia, doctors performed a double lung transplant on a 52 year old Sydney man suffering Bronchiectasis, at St Vincent Hospital.
  • Places
  • 1824 New South Wales was constituted a Crown Colony.
  • Sports
  • 1928 Australian sculler, Bobbie Pierce, won the 2,000 metre sculling championship at the Amsterdam Olympic Games.
  • 1997 The Australian cricket team playing against England, won the Ashes for a record fifth successive time.
  • Transportation
  • 1921 Essendon airfield was opened in Victoria.
  • 1921 Melbourne's Essendon Airport opened.