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What happened in sport on this day..

August 23


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1929
Peter Thompson, golfer, was born.
1927
Jockey Pat Glennon was born (died 2004) - won the Melbourne Cup on Comic Court in 1950 and Macdougal in 1959. ....went on to be enormously successful in Europe.
1930
The first Empire Games (later to be known as the Commonwealth Games) ended in Hamilton, Canada.
1986
Josh Morris, rugby league player, (Canterbury-Bankstown), born Liama in NSW
2000
2001Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal had her first race start when she ran 5th of 8 in a Maiden Handicap at Taupo in New Zealand
2003
Jack Dyer "Captain Blood" Australian footballer, died aged 89.