11 June 1967: Noel O’Connor (The Today Show, In Time, Adelaide)

11 June 1977: Cricketer Greg Chappell

11 June 1988: Christopher Truswell (Hey Dad)

11 June 1994: Melissa George (Home And Away)

11 June 2005: Ditch Davey and Simone McAullay (Blue Heelers)

11 June 1973: Tanya Halesworth fronts the new daytime current affairs program No Man’s Land, from GTV9, Melbourne, targetted towards female viewers. TCN9 later launches a short-lived Sydney-based program of the same name, though the Melbourne-based original eventually went national — No Man’s Land [2023]

Because He’s My Friend: Karen Black, Warwick Poulsen

11 June 1978: ABC screens the telemovie Because He’s My Friend, one of six co-productions between ABC and American-based Trans-Atlantic Enterprises. Because He’s My Friend starred US actors Karen Black and Keir Dullea with Australians Jack Thompson, Tom Oliver, June Salter, Barbara Stephens, Tony Wager, Michael Long and 12-year-old Warwick Poulsen, who won a TV Week Logie Award the following year for his portrayal of an intellectually disabled child.

11 June 1990: The Nine Network premieres children’s drama series Elly And Jools, starring Rebecca Smart, Clayton Williamson, Abigail, Anne Tenney and Dennis Miller.

11 June 1992: SBS presents coverage of the opening ceremony of the Euro 92 soccer championships, live from Sweden, followed by the first match – Sweden versus France.

11 June 2003: The Nine Network presents coverage of Game One of the Rugby League State Of Origin — Queensland versus NSW — from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

11 June 2008: The Nine Network presents coverage of Game Two of the Rugby League State Of Origin — Queensland versus NSW — from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

11 June 2010: SBS debuts Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever, featuring Santo Cilauro, Sam Pang and Ed Kavalee’s nightly review of events at the FIFA World Cup from Federation Square in Melbourne, with Tony Wilson reporting on location from South Africa. Followed by The FIFA World Cup Show, then the Opening Ceremony of the FIFA World Cup and the first match — South Africa versus Mexico.


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