Sports: 1956 Summer Olympics, Melbourne

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Sports: 1956 Summer Olympics, Melbourne Gender: N/A
born on 22 November 1956 at 16:25 (= 4:25 PM )
Place Melbourne, Australia, 37s49, 144e58
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°56' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°56 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 26°21'

Melbourne Sports: 1956 Summer Olympics (Ron Clarke carrying the Olympic Torch through the MCG at the 1956 Olympic Games opening ceremony)


Australian-hosted international multi-sport event, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, that was held in Melbourne, Victoria, from 22 November to 8 December 1956, with the exception of the equestrian events, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden in June 1956.

These Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America. Melbourne is the most southerly city ever to host the Olympics. Due to the Southern Hemisphere's seasons being different from those in the Northern Hemisphere, the 1956 Games did not take place at the usual time of year, because of the need to hold the events during the warmer weather of the host's spring/summer (which corresponds to the Northern Hemisphere's autumn/winter). Australia did not host the Games again until 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales.

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  • associate relationship with Chapron, Gilbert (born 7 October 1933). Notes: Bronze medal, Middleweight, France
  • associate relationship with Ford, Gilbert (born 14 September 1931). Notes: Gold medal, USA team basketball
  • associate relationship with Fraser, Dawn (born 4 September 1937). Notes: 2× Gold medals; 100 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle; Australia
  • associate relationship with Geyre, Arnaud (born 21 April 1935). Notes: Gold medal, Team road race, France
  • associate relationship with Johnson, Rafer (born 18 August 1935). Notes: Silver medal, decathlon, USA
  • associate relationship with Jones, K. C. (born 25 May 1932). Notes: Gold medal, team basketball, USA
  • associate relationship with Libeer, René (born 28 November 1934). Notes: Bronze medal, Flyweight, France
  • associate relationship with McCormick, Pat (born 12 May 1930). Notes: 2× Gold medals, Women's 3 m springboard and 10 m platform, USA
  • associate relationship with Morrow, Bobby (born 15 October 1935). Notes: 3× Gold medals; 200 m, 400 m, 4×100 m medley; USA
  • associate relationship with Oerter, Al (born 19 September 1936). Notes: Gold medal, Discus, USA
  • associate relationship with Richards, Bob (born 20 February 1926). Notes: Gold medal, Pole vault, USA
  • associate relationship with Rose, Murray (born 6 January 1939). Notes: 3× Gold medals; 400 m, 1500 m, 4×200 m Freestyle; Australia
  • associate relationship with Russell, Bill (born 12 February 1934). Notes: Gold medal, Basketball team, USA

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 21 Nov 1956, page 1, "Melbourne... the Duke of Edinburgh ... will officially open the Games at 4.25 p.m."; The Age (Melbourne, Victoria), 22 Nov 1956, page 1, "The Games will open this afternoon at 4.25."


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