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What happened in sport on this day..

August 8


 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1896
It was reported that women spectators were becoming a problem at football games, even attacking umpires.
1907
More than 50 disgruntled rugby union players met at a pub in Sydney and formed the New South Wales rugby league. (Upset over injured players' compensation payments).
1931
Billy Camer, jockey, won 3 Stradbroke Handicaps, born Ayr in Queensland
1935
South Australia won the Australian Baseball Championship in Melbourne.
1970
Ruth Guerstner won the master women's event at the Singapore Ten Pin Bowling Championships.
1973
Shane Lee, test cricket player, born
1983
Willie Tonga, rugby league player, (Parramatta) born in Canberra
1984
Weight lifter Dean Lukin and heptathlete Glynis Nunn became the first South Australians to win an Olympic gold medal.
2000
Athlete John Landy was announced as the next Governor of Victoria.
2004
Steve Glasson won the men's singles title at the World Bowls championship in Scotland.