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What happened in sport on this day..

December 28


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1907
The world's first women's rowing club, the Albert Park Ladies Rowing Club, was set up in Melbourne.
1957
Australia won the Davis Cup defeating the USA 3 rubbers to 2.
1957
Anne Sargent OAM was born; netballer - Australian captain late 1980s, inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1987.
1972
Australian tennis player Pat Rafter was born. He was the first Australian since John Newcombe to reach #1 world ranking and was Australian Of The Year in 2002
1981
Kayaker Paul Cafflyn, at age 35, left Queenscliffe in Port Philip Bay to circumnavigate Australia in his 5.4 metre kayak.  He completed the journey on 11 September 1982.
1982
Champion jockey Shane Dye rode his first ever winner at Rotorua (NZ). He retired 1220 wins later including 60 Group 1 races.
1985
Harry Hopman, tennis player and coach, died aged 79.
1987
Champion racehorse Super Impose won his first race - the Strathbogie maiden over 1200 metres at Seymour in Victoria. He started 6/4 favourite and defeated Mighty Kaoru.
1999
The Sydney-Hobart race record was smashed by the yacht Nokia in 1 day 19 hours and 48 seconds.