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What happened in sport on this day..

August 7



Australian sporting history on this day
Scotch College played Melbourne Grammar in the first game of Australian Rules football - considered to be the foundation of the game.
Allan Freedman shot two holes in one playing at the Metropolitan Course in Sydney on the 5th and 17th holes.
Greg Chappell, test cricketer and captain, was born.
Englishman Roger Bannister beat John Landy in the final of the mile race at the Commonwealth Games I Vancouver.
Australia runner Herb Elliott took 3½ seconds off the world mile record at a meeting in Dublin running it in 3 minutes 54.5 seconds.
Linda McGill became the first Australian to swim the English Channel - 11hours and 12 minutes
Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer player, defender with Olyroos at 1996 Olympics
Jockey Frank Stockdale rode 5 winners on the card at the Traralgon racecourse - he was an apprentice at the time
Jockey Wayne Hokai rode 5 winners on the card at the Coleraine racecourse