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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Population:
61,670 (2004, city proper)

Population of Melbourne metropolitan area, 3,600,650 (2004).

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Australian Financial Review

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
La Trobe University
1967

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Immigration Museum Melbourne
1998
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
1984
Museum Victoria
1983
Jewish Museum of Australia
1982
Australian National Aviation Museum
1962
National Gallery of Victoria
1861
Melbourne Museum
1854

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
1906

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
BHP Billiton
2001
Telstra
1991
Lonely Planet
1972
BHP
1895
National Australia Bank
1893
Rio Tinto
1873
ANZ Banking Group
1835

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gillian Armstrong
Film Director
18-Dec-1950   Oscar and Lucinda
Eric Bana
Actor
9-Aug-1968   Hulk, Chopper
Viva Bianca
Actor
15-Jun-1983   Ilithyia on Spartacus
Cate Blanchett
Actor
14-May-1969   Galadriel in LOTR
Coral Browne
Actor
23-Jul-1913 29-May-1991 The Killing of Sister George
Emily Browning
Actor
7-Dec-1988   A Series of Unfortunate Events
Stanley Bruce
Head of State
15-Apr-1883 25-Aug-1967 Prime Minister of Australia, 1923-29
Mae Busch
Actor
18-Jun-1891 19-Apr-1946 The Ever-Popular Mae Busch
Rhonda Byrne
Author
1945   The Secret
Helen Caldicott
Activist
7-Aug-1938   Anti-nuclear crusader
Pat Cash
Tennis
27-May-1965   Winner, 1987 Wimbledon
Frank Dalby Davison
Author
23-Jun-1893 24-May-1970 Dusty
Alfred Deakin
Head of State
3-Aug-1856 7-Oct-1919 2nd Prime Minister of Australia
Jason Donovan
Singer
1-Jun-1968   Australian singer/actor, MDA
John Eccles
Scientist
27-Jan-1903 2-May-1997 Membrane potential of nerves
Flea
Bassist
16-Oct-1962   Bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers
Malcolm Fraser
Politician
21-May-1930   Prime Minister of Australia, 1975-83
Nadine Garner
Actor
14-Dec-1970   Jennifer Mapplethorpe on City Homicide
John Gorton
Head of State
9-Sep-1911 19-May-2002 Prime Minister of Australia, 1968-71
Percy Grainger
Composer
8-Jul-1882 20-Feb-1961 Country Gardens
Germaine Greer
Activist
29-Jan-1939   Feminism Diva
Robert Greig
Actor
27-Dec-1879 27-Jun-1958 Sullivan's Travels
Andy Griffiths
Author
3-Sep-1961   The Day My Bum Went Psycho
Greg Ham
Musician
27-Sep-1953 19-Apr-2012 Wind and keyboards for Men at Work
Chris Hemsworth
Actor
11-Aug-1983   The Mighty Thor
Liam Hemsworth
Actor
13-Jan-1990   The Hunger Games
Billy Hughes
Head of State
25-Sep-1862 28-Oct-1952 Prime Minister of Australia, 1915-23
Wendy Hughes
Actor
29-Jul-1952   Careful, He Might Hear You
Barry Humphries
Actor
17-Feb-1934   Dame Edna
Costas Mandylor
Actor
3-Sep-1965   Triumph of the Spirit
Louis Mandylor
Actor
13-Sep-1966   My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Kylie Minogue
Singer/Songwriter
28-May-1968   Red-blooded Australian pop singer
Radha Mitchell
Actor
12-Nov-1973   Love and Other Catastrophes
Jocelyn Moorhouse
Film Director
4-Sep-1960   How to Make an American Quilt
Ron Mueck
Sculptor
1958   Hyper realistic sculptures
Russell Mulcahy
Film Director
23-Jun-1953   Highlander
Mark Philippoussis
Tennis
7-Nov-1976   Australian "Scud" clocks 142 mph serve
Danielle Pletka
Pundit
12-Jun-1963   American Enterprise Institute
Chopper Read
Criminal
17-Nov-1954   Earless Australian killer, author
May Robson
Actor
19-Apr-1858 20-Oct-1942 Lady for a Day
Portia de Rossi
Actor
31-Jan-1973   Nelle Porter on Ally
Fred Schepisi
Film Director
26-Dec-1939   Six Degrees of Separation
Peter Singer
Philosopher
6-Jul-1946   Animal Liberation
Jesse Spencer
Actor
12-Feb-1979   House, MD
Gary Sweet
Actor
22-May-1957   Sgt. McClintock on Police Rescue
Peter Thomson
Golf
23-Aug-1929   Five-time British Open winner
Anna Torv
Actor
15-Apr-1978   Olivia Dunham on Fringe
Holly Valance
Actor
11-May-1983   Neighbours
Joseph Ward
Head of State
26-Apr-1856 8-Jul-1930 Twice Prime Minister of New Zealand

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rolf Boldrewood
Novelist
6-Aug-1826 11-Mar-1915 Robbery Under Arms
Frank Dalby Davison
Author
23-Jun-1893 24-May-1970 Dusty
Alfred Deakin
Head of State
3-Aug-1856 7-Oct-1919 2nd Prime Minister of Australia
Greg Ham
Musician
27-Sep-1953 19-Apr-2012 Wind and keyboards for Men at Work
Frank Hardy
Novelist
21-Mar-1917 28-Mar-1994 Power Without Glory
David Hookes
Cricket
3-May-1955 19-Jan-2004 Australian cricket's great white hope
Robert Menzies
Head of State
20-Dec-1894 15-May-1978 Twice Prime Minister of Australia
Fred Perry
Tennis
18-May-1909 2-Feb-1995 Winner of 14 Grand Slam titles
Hal Porter
Author
16-Feb-1911 29-Sep-1984 A Handful of Pennies
James Scullin
Head of State
18-Sep-1876 28-Jan-1953 Prime Minister of Australia, 1929-32
Nevil Shute
Novelist
17-Jan-1899 12-Jan-1960 On the Beach
Charles Tingwell
Actor
3-Jan-1923 15-May-2009 Breaker Morant
Patrick Wymark
Actor
11-Jul-1920 20-Oct-1970 Where Eagles Dare



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