1 August 2022
9.00pm (AEST) – Commonwealth Games – Netball – Australia v South Africa – Birmingham
Picnic Day public holiday (NT)
Bank holiday in NSW
Property data analysts CoreLogic releases its July home prices report
Switzerland’s national day
Start of World Breastfeeding Week (until 7 August)
Start of Dental Health Week (until 7 August)
Start of Pawgust (for Guide Dogs Australia)
Start of Homelessness Prevention Week (until 7 August)
Birthdays for director Sam Mendes (1965), actor Jason Momoa (1979) and all Aussie horses
• English chemist Joseph Priestley discovering oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state (1774)
• the publication of the first Michelin Guide by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin (1900)
• Mahatma Gandhi founding the Non-Cooperation Movement aiming to end British rule in India (1920)
• the production of the first Jeep car (1941)
• te reo Māori becoming an official language of New Zealand (1987)
• the publication of George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones, the first in his series A Song of Ice and Fire (1996)
2.00am (AEST) – Commonwealth Games – Men’s Hockey – Australia v New Zealand – Birmingham
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