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What happened in sport on this day..

August 16


 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1943
The Sydney Turf Club was formed out of six other clubs - Ascot, Moorefield, Victoria Park, Rosebery, Canterbury and Rosehill. Four of the tracks were closed.
1947
1950 Melbourne Cup winner Comic Court had his first start in a race when he won the Fulham Plate in Adelaide
1950
Jeff Thomson, test cricket fast bowler, was born.
1969
Racehorse Signal won a race at the Caulfield race course starting at 200/1
1981
Glen, Gary and Mark Ella were all picked to play with the Wallabies rugby union tour of England. The first time ever that three brothers were selected to play in the one team.
1990
Matt Duffie, rugby league player, (Melbourne Storm) born in Christchurch