29 October 2023
6.00am (AEDT) – Men’s Rugby World Cup Grand Final – South Africa v New Zealand – Paris
4.00pm (AEDT) – Netball – South Africa Series – Australia v South Africa – Cairns
8.00pm (AEDT) – Women’s Soccer Olympic qualifier – Australia v Philippines – Perth
The WONCA World Conference begins – Sydney
Turkey’s National Day
World Stroke Day
World Psoriasis Day
Birthdays for the voice of Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta (1957) and Winona Ryder (1971)
• the release of the first ballpoint pen, manufactured by Biro (1945)
• the first publication of the comic Asterix in French magazine Pilote, illustrated by Albert Uderzo (1959)
• 77yo John Glenn becoming the oldest person to go into space, on board the Space Shuttle Discovery (1998)
• China announcing the end of their one-child policy after 35 years (2015)
• the first Boeing 737 MAX plane crash with Lion Air flight plummeted into the sea just after takeoff near Jakarta. All 189 on board were killed (2018)
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