Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 25, Wednesday September 1844, (25–27) The first ever international cricket match is played in New York City, United States v Canadian Provinces.
On 25, Monday September 1944, Michael Douglas, American film actor and producer, born
On 25, Monday September 1944, Walter Breisky, Austrian civil servant, acting Chancellor of Austria, died (b. 1871)
On 25, Monday September 1944, Eugeniusz Lokajski, Polish athlete, gymnast and photographer, died (b. 1909)
On 25, Monday September 1944, Leo Chiozza Money, Italian-British economist and politician, died (b. 1870)
On 25, Friday September 1959, Ceylon’s prime minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is assassinated.
On 25, Friday September 1959, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, 4th Prime Minister of Ceylon, died (b. 1899)
On 25, Friday September 1959, Helen Broderick, American actress, died (b. 1891)
On 25, Thursday September 1969, The Organisation of the Islamic Conference is founded.
On 25, Thursday September 1969, Yves Amyot, Québécois actor, born
On 25, Thursday September 1969, Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer, born (d. 2002)
On 25, Thursday September 1969, Bill Simmons, American sports columnist, born
On 25, Thursday September 1969, Hal Sparks, American actor, writer, comedian, and political commentator, born
On 25, Thursday September 1969, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress, born
On 25, Tuesday September 1979, Rashad Evans, a fighter in the MMA sport UFC, born
On 25, Tuesday September 1979, Michele Scarponi, Italian road bicycle racer, born (d. 2017), born
On 25, Tuesday September 1979, Yury Kovalyov, Soviet footballer, died (b. 1934)
On 25, Monday September 1989, Jordan Gavaris, Canadian actor, born
On 25, Sunday September 1994, (to 28 September) The Australian Labor Party’s biennial conference in Hobart reveals the dominance of Paul Keating and the party’s parliamentary wing. A decision over the 3 mines uranium policy is shelved, but the pre-selection of women in 35% of winnable seats by the year 2002 is endorsed.
On 25, Sunday September 1994, Canberra captain & rugby league legend Mal Meninga ends club career on winning note when he leads Canberra to a comprehensive 36–12 defeat of Canterbury Bulldogs in the NSWRL Grand Final. His playing career would finish two months later when he led the Kanagroos on a successful tour of Great Britain & France.
On 25, Saturday September 1999, The Kangaroos (19.10.124) defeat Carlton (12.17.89) to win the 103rd VFL/AFL premiership. It is the first all-Victorian grand final since 1995 & the first time the cup has not been won by the Adelaide Crows since 1996.
On 25, Saturday September 1999, Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer, died (b. 1930)
On 25, Friday September 2009, Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist, died (b. 1923)
On 25, Thursday September 2014, Cedric Wyatt, 74, public servant, political candidate, indigenous advocate, died
On 25, Thursday September 2014, Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian politician, died (b. 1951)
On 25, Thursday September 2014, Dorothy Tyler-Odam, British athlete, died (b. 1920)