On This Day - 17th June

Birthday & events - Friday 17th June

Happy Birthday 1

BIRTHS

Geoff Toovey - Former rugby league player and coach (47)

Venus Williams - US tennis player (36)

Stephanie Rice - Australian swimmer (28)

Shane Watson - Former Australian cricketer (35)

EVENTS

Eiffel Tower opened in France - 1889

Perth recorded its lowest temerature in more than 100 years when the city temperature fell to -0.7 degrees - 2006

First human kidney transplant was perfomred in Chicago by Dr. Richard Lawler - 1950

A State of Origin record rugby league crowd of 91,513 watched NSW defeat Queensland 26 - 18 at the MCG. - 2015

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