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What happened in sport on this day..

July 16


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1910
John Duigan flies the first Australian-made aeroplane.
1942
Margaret Court was born.  The first Australian woman tennis player to win Wimbledon 1963 again on 1965 and 1970.
1945
John Stocker, jockey, Caulfield Cup winner, born Adelaide
1974
Wendell Sailor, rugby league and rugby union star, was born.
1980
Adam Scott, golfer, was born in Adelaide; winner of seven PGA tournaments (up to 2012) and winner of the 2013 Masters Tournament in the US on 14 April 2013, the first Masters won by an Australian in its 77-year history.
1982
Pole vaulter Steven Hooker was born; set the Australian record at 6.06 metres.
1989
Jockey Tye Angland was born
1995
Jockey Darren Beadman rode 5 winners at a meeting at the Canterbury racecourse