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What happened in sport on this day..

May 6


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1880
The Rose Hill Lawn Bowling Club in New South Wales was formed - the first club in that State.
1911
Tasmanian Cecil McVilly won the Australian Sculling Championship at the titles held on the Parramatta River.
1924
Australian champion flyweight boxer George Mendies died after being knocked out during a bout with Harry Gordon.
1951
Jockey Noel Thompson rode 7 winners on the card at Cunnamulla
1954
Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes when he was officially timed at 3:59:4 at the Iffley Road track in Oxford and watched by about 3,000 spectators.
1972
Trainer Bert Honeychurch trained 6 winners at a meeting at Berrigan
1978
The highest AGGREGATE score was set in an AFL match when Melbourne 21.15.141 was beaten by St Kilda 31.18.204 - a total of 345 points in the match.
1980
Kasumi Takahashi, Japanese-Australian rhythmic gymnast, was born; she won 5 gold medals in the 1994 Commonwealth Games.