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What happened in sport on this day..

December 2


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1916
Nancye Bolton, tennis player, was born; Australian Championships Singles Champion (1937, '40, '46-'48, '51), Doubles Champion (1936-'40, '47-'49, '51, '52), Mixed Doubles Champion (1940, '46-'48).  She died in 2001.
1922
Champion jockey Neville Sellwood was born in Brisbane. (Died November 7, 1962 in riding accident) Won the Melbourne Cup in 1951 on Delta and again in 1955 on Toparoa.
1936
Jockey Billy Briscoe rode 5 winners on the card at the old Albion Park racecourse in Brisbane
1953
Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete, died; played 26 sports, 2 international rugby caps for Australia, silver medal 1908 Olympics for boxing, and actor - taught many Hollywood stars how to ride, fence and swim (Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino).
1971
Rachel McQuillan, tennis player, was born.
1978
Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, was born.
2004
In a Pura Cup match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, South Australia were all out for just 29 runs. Top scorer was N Adcock who scored 8 runs.
2006
Jockey Mitchell Bell rode 5 winners on the card at the Newcastle racecourse