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What happened in sport on this day..

May 16

Australian sporting history on this day
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).
Plans were announced to build the Maroubra Speedway in Sydney - said to be able to accommodate 100,000 people.
The All England Tennis Club announced that women would be allowed to wear shorts at Wimbledon.
An M.E. Goldstein won the New South Wales chess championships.
Jockey Barry Smith rode 5 winners on the card at the Scone racecourse
Australia was defeated by English soccer club Everton in a match in Sydney.
Jockey Peter Mertens rode 5 winners on the card at the Sale racecourse
Jockey Malcolm Johnston rode 5 winners on the card at the Warwick Farm racecourse
Jockey Graham Lambie "rode the card" when he rode all 5 winners at a meeting in Carnarvon, West Australia
Jockey Hugh Bowman rode 5 winners on the card at the Warwick Farm racecourse
Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer / TV personality, died.  He was born in 1928.