In September 1998, the stars of the TV show “Two Fat Ladies” came to Melbourne. The popular duo did book signings, and promoted their cooking program which aired on the ABC.
- by John Mangan
14 years after The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll launched his international career, playwright Ray Lawler was back in Australia - but not for long.
- by Lenore Nicklin
Seventy-five years ago, civil aviation in Australia was carried another step forward when the A.N.A. Skymaster Warana took off from Laverton in Melbourne on the first flight of the Australia-Canada service.
- by Staff Writers
Hundreds of teenagers queued for hours to get a seat at the Australian premiere of Rock Around the Clock, a film which had caused riots overseas.
- by Staff reporter
Flashback to 1954 when Footscray defeated Melbourne at the MCG in front of 82,697 people to win the VFL premiership for the first time. It’s the only time the Bulldogs and Demons have met in a grand final.
- by Percy Beames
Prime Minister Robert Menzies condemned the “suddenness and brutality” of Russia’s resumption of atmospheric nuclear testing, saying the threat posed to world peace by the tests was “shocking and deeply depressing”.
- by Staff Writers
In their inaugural AFL campaign, the Power charged home to famously snare the points at Princes Park. The Dogs opened up with eight goals to one in the opening term but were kept to just four majors over the next three quarters as the Power won outside of Adelaide for the first time.
- by Stephen Howell and Bruce Eva
Melbourne flew out to a 31-point lead by half-time after a run of four unanswered goals in the second stanza. A six-goal third term by Geelong, however, turned the tables dramatically. Steve Johnson kicked his fourth goal in the final quarter to bring the home side within a point, but in the end the opponents could not be separated.
- by Lyall Johnson
Denied basic rights, women in Afghanistan were treated only slightly better than farm animals. A day before the 9/11 attacks, the Herald published this report.
- by Paul McGeough
On this day in 1986, a $12 million bid by president-elect Alan Bond to establish Richmond in Brisbane by playing 11 away games there from the 1987 season onwards, was roundly criticised by other VFL clubs and attacked by the Queensland Australian Football league. Had the plan succeeded, it may have reduced the pressure on Fitzroy to move to Queensland.
- by Ron Carter
In New York just two days before the 9/11 attacks, Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt had the keys to the city for a night, having beaten Pete Sampras to win the US Open.
- by Mark Riley