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What happened in sport on this day..

April 3


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1899
The Stawell Gift was won by Norman C. Clarke of Roseberry, South Australia, in 11 4/5 seconds.
1961
The Stawell Gift was won by Colin Savage of Nunawading, Victoria, in 12 2/10 seconds.
1943
Herb Narvo defeated Billy Britt for the Australian heavyweight boxing title. The bout lasted 25 seconds from the opening bell to the count out - fastest on record for Australia.
1963
Jockey George Moore rode 5 winners on the card at the Canterbury racecourse
1972
The Stawell Gift was won by Barry Foley of Ascot Vale, Victoria, in 11.8 seconds. He had also won in 1970 in the same time.
1973
Chamion horse Tontonan won his first race at Caulfield when he defeated Dejavu over 1200 metres in the Trenton Stakes. He started at 3/1.
1989
Israel Falou, rugby league player
1992
The Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne hosted its first basketball game when the Melbourne Tigers defeated the Canberra Cannons 112-104.
1997
Jockey Steven King rode 5 winners on the card at the Sandown racecourse
2007
Libby Lenton became the first woman to swim the 100 metres in under 53 seconds - but it wasn't ratified as a world record because she did it in a mixed race against Michael Phelps