12 October 2023
7.30am (AEDT) – Federal Minster for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Murray Watt addresses the Rural Press Club – Melbourne
10.05pm (AEDT) – Women’s Cricket – Second ODI – Australia v West Indies – Melbourne
5.00pm (AEDT) – Final New Zealand Leaders Election Debate
7.30pm (AEDT) – Netball – Constellation Cup Game 1 – Australia v New Zealand – Melbourne
7.30pm (AEDT) – Cricket World Cup – Australia v South Africa – Lucknow, India
Spain’s National Day
Independence Day in Equatorial Guinea
World Sight Day
Birthdays for Hugh Jackman (1968) and Josh Hutcherson (1992)
• the first Oktoberfest, when the Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1810)
• Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh begins selling raincoats (macs) after patenting them (1823)
• The Day of Six Billion: when the 6 billionth human in the world was born (1999)
• the Bali terrorist attacks that killed 202 people – including 88 Australians (2002)
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