Which is a shame cos as I've trawled through my online sources today there was a shed load of interesting things that we Aussies got up to...but nevermind, today is just as good.
1969 - Aussie band The Easybeats, faced with mounting debts, exhaustion, and unhappy with management began a 5 week Aussie tour in Toowoomba that turned out to be their last ever.
1978 - The Gay Trade Unionists Group held its first meeting.
1977 - The 81st VFL Grand Final was not only telecast live in Victoria by the Channel 7 network for the first time but it ended in a draw between North Melbourne and Collingwood.
The replay of the match a week later was won by North Melbourne by 27 points.
1928 - During the Coniston Massacre on this day Constable Murray led a party from Broadmeadows Station that resulted in many more fatal encounters for the Walpiri people.
2003 - But 75 years on from the massacre a coming together of those who remembered and survived, and descendants unveiled a monument to the massacre.
1966 - Eleven years earlier St Kilda managed to thrash Collingwood in the VFL Grand Final.
1948 - In swings and roundabouts over the ditch and this side - Garth Porter of Aussie band Sherbert was pupped in Hamilton, NZ while later on....
1983 - saw Liam Finn, of Kiwi Finn fame dropped off by the stork this side of the ditch in Melbourne.