28 October 2023
6.00am (AEDT) – Men’s Rugby World Cup Bronze Match – England v Argentina – Paris
4.00pm (AEDT) – Mens Cricket World Cup Group Stage – Australia v New Zealand – Dharamsala, India
5.00pm (AEDT) – Women’s Rugby Union – WXV Game 2 – Australia v France – Dunedin, New Zealand
6.00pm (AEDT) – Women’s Rugby League – Pacific Championship – Australia v New Zealand – Melbourne
8.10pm (AEDT) – Men’s Rugby League – Pacific Cup – Australia v New Zealand – Melbourne
Australian Greens national conference – Perth (until 29 October)
Independence Day in the Czech Republic
Day of the Liberation of Ukraine
Drug laws in the ACT significantly relaxed to decriminalise the possession of a small amount of drugs including for heroin, meth, cocaine and LSD – nearly everything except fentanyl
International Animation Day
Birthdays for Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Bill Gates (1955), Julia Roberts (1967), Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Matt Smith (1982), and Frank Ocean (1987)
• the release of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726)
• Italian fascists conducting the March on Rome, leading to the assumption of power by Benito Mussolini (1922)
• Elvis’s groundbreaking contribution to getting American teens vaccinated for polio (1956)
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