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What happened in sport on this day..

July 12


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1907
Edward "Weary"' Dunlop, footballer and war hero, was born.
1912
Australian Fanny Durack became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal winning the 100 metre freestyle event in 1.19.8
1928
First tennis television broadcast in the USA
1942
Billy J. Smith, Australian rugby league footballer and commentator, was born.
1950
Jockey Pat Glennon rode 5 winners on the card at the Broken Hill racecourse
1958
Racehorse Declaree won a race at the Flemington race course starting at 200/1
1971
Robert Allenby, golfer, was born in Melbourne.....became the first golfer to win the Australian Masters, Australian PGA and Australian Open.
1972
1973 Melbourne Cup winner Gala Supreme had his first race start when, at 50/1, he ran unplaced of 12 in a Maiden Handicap at Kyneton.
1985
Barry Michael defeated Lester Ellis to become the IBF junior lightweight world champion.
2009
Australian driver Mark Webber won an F1 race for the first time. It was his 130th start in F1 racing, a record wait in Formula 1.