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What happened in sport on this day..

May 16



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Australian sporting history on this day
1900
The Stawell Gift was won by Dave Strickland of Menzies, Western Australia, in 12 seconds. Dave was the father of legendary Olympic Champion, the late Shirley Strickland (Delahunty).
1923
Plans were announced to build the Maroubra Speedway in Sydney - said to be able to accommodate 100,000 people.
1934
The All England Tennis Club announced that women would be allowed to wear shorts at Wimbledon.
1941
An M.E. Goldstein won the New South Wales chess championships.
1951
Jockey Barry Smith rode 5 winners on the card at the Scone racecourse
1964
Australia was defeated by English soccer club Everton in a match in Sydney.
1987
Jockey Peter Mertens rode 5 winners on the card at the Sale racecourse
1987
Jockey Malcolm Johnston rode 5 winners on the card at the Warwick Farm racecourse
1992
Jockey Graham Lambie "rode the card" when he rode all 5 winners at a meeting in Carnarvon, West Australia
2001
Jockey Hugh Bowman rode 5 winners on the card at the Warwick Farm racecourse
2011
Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer / TV personality, died.  He was born in 1928.