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What happened in sport on this day..

August 7


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1858
Scotch College played Melbourne Grammar in the first game of Australian Rules football - considered to be the foundation of the game.
1939
Allan Freedman shot two holes in one playing at the Metropolitan Course in Sydney on the 5th and 17th holes.
1948
Greg Chappell, test cricketer and captain, was born.
1954
Englishman Roger Bannister beat John Landy in the final of the mile race at the Commonwealth Games I Vancouver.
1958
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.
1965
Linda McGill became the first Australian to swim the English Channel - 11hours and 12 minutes
1973
Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer player, defender with Olyroos at 1996 Olympics
1989
Jockey Frank Stockdale rode 5 winners on the card at the Traralgon racecourse - he was an apprentice at the time
2004
Jockey Wayne Hokai rode 5 winners on the card at the Coleraine racecourse