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What happened in sport on this day..

November 9


 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1871
The Pearl won the Melbourne Cup in front of 40,000 people at 100/1. He won from Romula and Irish King.
1871
The annual Balmain Regatta was held on Sydney Harbour "with many spectators on both sea and land".
1894
The first men's amateur golf championship of Australia was held at the Caulfield Golf Course.
1923
Des Hoysted, race caller, (2UE), born Sydney
1959
Bruce Devlin won the Australian Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Sydney course.
1960
Hi Jinx at 50/1 won the Melbourne Cup.
1968
Arthur 'Wally' Grout, cricketer / wicket keeper, died aged just 41.
1982
The Australian Women's Shooting Team won the gold medal for the 50 metre competition in Venezuela.
1982
400 metre runner Jana Pittman was born.