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What happened in sport on this day..

December 8


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1888
J.T. Williams made the first recreational parachute jump over Sydney.
1927
Boxer Albert Griffiths, "Young Griffo" died in New York at age 56, poverty stricken living in a theatre doorway.
1957
Albert Thomas broke John Landy's three mile record setting a new time of 13 minutes 25.9 seconds.
1962
Australian golfer Steve Elkington was born
1974
Jockey Nash Rawiller was born. Won the Caulfield Cup on Elvstroem in 2004.
1984
Tim Paine, Tasmanian cricket player, was born in Hobart.