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Alexander Volkanovski
(Australian Mixed Martial Artist)
Alexander Volkanovski
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Birthdate: September 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Volkanovski is the current featherweight champion in UFC and is currently ranked fourth in the UFC men's pound-for-pound list. Alexander Volkanovski has had one successful title defense and one Fight of the Night honor in his UFC career so far.

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Rod Laver
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Rod Laver
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Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia

Australian former tennis player Rod Laver is widely regarded to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He was ranked world No. 1 in nine different years. He holds 200 singles titles--the most in tennis history. He excelled on a variety of court surfaces: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. The Laver Cup Tournament is named after him.

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Daniel Ricciardo
(Formula One Driver)
Daniel Ricciardo
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Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Daniel Ricciardo is an Italian-Australian racing driver. He currently competes in Formula One for McLaren. Over the years, Ricciardo has had eight Grand Prix victories, including a win at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, in Formula One. He has also received several awards like BRDC The Bruce McLaren Trophy. In 2014, he was named GQ Australia Sportsman of the Year.

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Shane Warne
(Former Australian Cricketer, Widely Regarded as the Greatest Leg Spinner in the History of Cricket)
Shane Warne
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Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: March 4, 2022

Shane Warne was a former Australian cricket player, best known for his leg-break bowling. Widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers of all time, Warne was the second-highest wicket-taker in test cricket. He was also one of the most controversial cricketers. In 2013, Shane Warne was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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Ellyse Perry
(Australian Sportswoman Who Has Represented Her Country in Cricket and Football)
Ellyse Perry
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Birthdate: November 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wahroonga, Australia
Ellyse Perry has represented Australia in both cricket and soccer. She became the youngest Australian sportsperson to play international cricket and the first to appear in both the FIFA and ICC World Cups. She later drifted to cricket and set records for the highest Test score by an Australian female.
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Sir Donald Bradman
(Australian Cricketer Who is Considered the Greatest Batsman of All Time)
Sir Donald Bradman
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Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cootamundra, Australia
Died: February 25, 2001

Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. He started playing cricket as a young man and scored numerous records within a few years. In a career spanning around two decades, he retired with a career test batting average of 99.94. He retained a pre-eminent position in the game for decades following his retirement. 

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Steve Smith
(Australian Cricketer Who is Considered One of the Best Batsmen of His Generation)
Steve Smith
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Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kogarah, Australia

Australian cricketer Steve Smith captained the Australian Test team and also tied with Garry Sobers when he made a record 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, the second-best after Donald Bradman. The Allan Border Medal-winning batsman was banned from Australian cricket for a year for overseeing ball tampering.

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Cathy Freeman
(Australian Former Sprinter Who Specialised in the 400 metres Event)
Cathy Freeman
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Birthdate: February 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Cathy Freeman is a former sprinter known for her achievements in the 400 meters events. Her personal best of 48.63, set at the 1996 Olympics, makes her the eighth-fastest woman of all time. She gave Australia an Olympic gold at the 2000 Olympics. Also a humanitarian, Freeman is credited with founding the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

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Jason Day
(Australian Professional Golfer)
Jason Day
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Birthdate: November 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia

Jason Day is an Australian golfer who won the 2015 PGA Championship. A former world number one, Day was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2015. In the same year, Jason Day was also honored with the Greg Norman Medal. In 2016, he received the Mark H. McCormack Award.

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Kostya Tszyu
(Russian-Australian Former Professional Boxer Who Holds Multiple World Light-Welterweight Titles)
Kostya Tszyu
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Birthdate: September 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Serov, Russia

Kostya Tszyu is a former boxer who held multiple light-welterweight championships. Renowned for his punching power, Tszyu is considered one of the hardest-punching boxers in the history of light-welterweight boxing. He represented the Soviet Union at the 1991 World Championships, where he won a gold medal. In 2010, Tszyu was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
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Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Legendary Australian tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley was once world number 1 and the world’s first mother to earn a Wimbledon win in 66 years. A Wiradjuri Aborigine, she is now part of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and also became the Australian of the Year in 1971.

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Adam Gilchrist
(Australian Former International Cricketer and Captain)
Adam Gilchrist
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Birthdate: November 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bellingen, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ricky Ponting
(Australian Former Cricketer Regarded as One of the Best Batsmen of the Modern Era)
Ricky Ponting
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Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Ricky Ponting is an Australian retired cricket player best known for his abilities as a batsman, fielder, and captain. Widely regarded as one of the modern-time greats, Ponting is the leading run-scorer for Australia in Test and ODI cricket. Ponting captained the Australian Test team between 2004 and 2011 and is considered one of the most successful cricket captains of all time.

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Pat Rafter
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Pat Rafter
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Birthdate: December 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia

Pat Rafter became the first Australian male in the Open Era to win consecutive US Open titles. The former ATP singles number 1 is also the only person with an undefeated record against tennis legend Roger Federer and is remembered for his politeness and his habit of saying “Sorry, mate.”

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Rhea Ripley
(Australian Professional Wrestler)
Rhea Ripley
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Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Rhea Ripley is an Australian wrestler best known for her association with the popular wrestling promotion, WWE. She is the current WWE Women's Tag Team Champion along with Nikki A.S.H. In 2019, she was named Breakthrough Wrestler of the Year by CBS Sports. In April 2021, Ripley became the first female Australian to win the WWE Raw Women's Championship title.

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Mark Webber
(Australian Retired Professional Racing Driver)
Mark Webber
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Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queanbeyan, Australia

Mark Webber is an Australian former racing driver. From 2002 to 2013, Webber competed in Formula One, winning the 2010 British Grand Prix. From 2014 to 2016, he competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship, winning the 2015 season for Porsche alongside Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. In 2019, Mark Webber was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame.

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Ben Simmons
(Australian Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the Point Guard Position)
Ben Simmons
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Birthdate: July 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Ben Simmons, son of Australian basketball player Dave Simmons, initially played for LSU and was then drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Ben was named the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year and the NBA All-Star in 2019 and 2020. He has also played for the Australian national team.
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Aziz Shavershian
(Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer and Model)
Aziz Shavershian
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Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 5, 2011

Aziz Shavershian was a Russian-born Australian personal trainer, bodybuilder, and model. He started posting videos on YouTube in 2007, establishing a cult following. Aziz was the poster boy of aesthetics, a subculture of amateur bodybuilding. Before his death, due to a heart attack, Aziz Shavershian had established a clothing line and his own protein label called Protein of the Gods.

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Michelle Payne
(Jockey)
Michelle Payne
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Birthdate: September 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Ken Rosewall
(Australian Former World Top-Ranking Amateur and Professional Tennis Player)
Ken Rosewall
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Birthdate: November 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Throughout his 25-year illustrious career, Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall has won 18 Grand Slams, including 8 singles titles. Known for his 5’7” lean frame, he was nicknamed Muscles by his teammates, apparently, for the lack of them. The son of a grocer, he had begun playing tennis at age 3.

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Michael Hussey
(Former Australian Cricketer Who Played As A Batsman)
Michael Hussey
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Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Lawley, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Cody Simpson
(Australian swimmer, Actor and Singer-songwriter)
Cody Simpson
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Birthdate: January 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia
Apart from releasing three pop albums, Australian singer/actor Cody Simpson has also acted in the film The Smiley Face Killers and a Broadway musical. A Part of USC's Trojan Swim Elite team, he has qualified for the trials of the 100m butterfly event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
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Dennis Lillee
(Australian Retired Cricketer Rated as the “Outstanding Fast Bowler of His Generation”)
Dennis Lillee
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Birthdate: July 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Pat Cash
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Pat Cash
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Birthdate: May 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Pat Cash is an Australian retired tennis player renowned for popularizing the act of climbing into the stands to celebrate. The celebration, which has been carried on as a tradition, was first showcased by Cash in 1987 when he won the men's singles championship title at Wimbledon. Cash was also part of the Davis Cup-winning team in 1983 and 1986.

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Mark Philippoussis
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Mark Philippoussis
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Birthdate: November 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian former tennis player Mark Philippoussis is nicknamed The Scud for his missile-like deliveries. The former world number 8 singles player has two Davis Cups in his kitty and is now a famous reality TV star. He once went bankrupt but has since recovered and now owns a clothing brand.

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Rod Marsh
(Australian Cricketer Who Played as a Wicketkeeper)
Rod Marsh
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Birthdate: November 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Armadale
Died: March 4, 2022
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Jack Brabham
(Australian Race Car Driver)
Jack Brabham
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Birthdate: April 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
Died: May 19, 2014

Jack Brabham was an Australian professional racing driver best remembered for winning the Formula One World Championship thrice during his illustrious career that lasted 15 years. He is credited with founding the eponymous Formula One racing team and racing car manufacturer. Early in his career, Brabham contributed immensely to the design of racing cars introduced by the Cooper Car Company.

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Allan Border
(Former Australian Cricket Team Captain and Outstanding Left-Hand Batsman)
Allan Border
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Birthdate: July 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cremorne, Australia

Legendary Australian cricketer Allan Border, also popularly known as AB, remains to be regarded as one of the best batsmen the game has ever had. Under his captaincy, Australia didn’t just win a World Cup but also brought back the Ashes in 1989. He is also one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.

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Andrew Bogut
(Former Australian Basketball Player)
Andrew Bogut
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Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Timothy F. Cahill
(Australian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Timothy F. Cahill
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Birthdate: December 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian former professional footballer Timothy F. Cahill was known for "his aggressive and powerful approach and his ability to head the ball in the penalty area" during his playing years. Having scored 50 goals in 108 caps, he is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Australia national team. Currently, he works as a pundit for BBC Sport and Sky Sports. 

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Patty Mills
(Australian Professional Basketball Player)
Patty Mills
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Birthdate: August 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Peyton Royce
(Australian Professional Wrestler)
Peyton Royce
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Birthdate: November 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Roy Emerson
(Australian Former Tennis Player Who Won a Record 12 Grand Slam Singles Titles)
Roy Emerson
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Birthdate: November 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackbutt, Australia

Roy Emerson is a former tennis player from Australia. A former world No. 1, Emerson won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles and 12 Grand Slam singles titles, which includes a career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles. Emerson went on to achieve another career Grand Slam, becoming the first man to complete a double career Grand Slam in singles.

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Margaret Court
(Tennis player)
Margaret Court
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Birthdate: July 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth

Margaret Court is an Australian retired tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 with 24 Grand Slam women's singles titles to her name. She also holds 19 Grand Slam doubles titles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Following her retirement, she became a Christian minister. 

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Will Power
(Racing Driver)
Will Power
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Birthdate: March 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia
Son of racer Bob Power, Australian motor-sports champion and IndyCar Series driver William Steven Power, better known as Will Power, has 19 series wins in his kitty. He is married to former Walker Racing receptionist Liz Cannon. He has voiced a character in the animated film Turbo.
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Harry Kewell
(Australian Football Coach and Former Player)
Harry Kewell
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Birthdate: September 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Smithfield, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nick Kyrgios
(Australian Tennis Player)
Nick Kyrgios
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Birthdate: April 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, who has had a career-best singles ranking of 13, has also been part of a few controversies. During a 2019 Wimbledon match, he apparently deliberately hit Rafael Nadal with a ball, straight in the chest, and later defended his actions, saying it was completely fair.

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Usman Khawaja
(Pakistan-Born Australian Batter)
Usman Khawaja
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Birthdate: December 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan

Usman Khawaja is an Australian professional cricket player who has represented the Australian men's cricket team in Test, One Day International, and Twenty20 cricket. In 2011, he became the first Pakistani-born player and the first Muslim to play for the Australian Test team. He went on to represent Australia at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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Dawn Fraser
(Australian Freestyle Champion Swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Dawn Fraser
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Birthdate: September 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Balmain, Australia

Dawn Fraser is an Australian freestyle champion swimmer. She won the Olympic individual event the women's 100-meter freestyle three times in her career. She also won six Commonwealth Games gold medals. Much respected for her athletic abilities, she was also known for her controversial behavior. She became a swimming coach after her retirement. She is also a former politician.

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David Warner
(Australian International Cricketer Who is a Left-Handed Opening Batsman)
David Warner
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Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paddington, Sydney, Australia

David Warner is an Australian professional cricket player. An opening batsman, Warner is one of the most important members of the Australia men's national cricket team in all three formats of the game. Warner was caught up in an ugly controversy in 2018 after being involved in a ball-tampering scandal in the midst of a Test series against South Africa.

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Mick Fanning
(Australian Surfer)
Mick Fanning
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Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Alan Jones
(Australian Former Formula One Driver)
Alan Jones
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Birthdate: November 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Alan Stanley Jones is an Australian retired professional motor racing driver best known for winning the first Formula One World Championship in 1980 and only the second Australian to achieve the feat after three-time world champion Jack Brabham. In 1989, Alan Stanley Jones was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

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Cadel Evans
(Australian Former Professional Racing Cyclist)
Cadel Evans
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Birthdate: February 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Katherine, Australia

Tour de France-winning Australian cyclist Cadel Evans is also a four-time Olympian. His career took off when he earned a scholarship to the mountain biking program of the Australian Institute of Sport. An avid philanthropist, he has an adopted son from Ethiopia, along with a son from his second wife.

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Ian Chappell
(Australian and South African Former Cricketer)
Ian Chappell
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Birthdate: September 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Unley, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Richie Benaud
(Australian Cricketer All-Rounder)
Richie Benaud
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Birthdate: October 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Died: April 10, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alyssa Healy
(Australian Cricket Player)
Alyssa Healy
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Birthdate: March 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Peter Norman
(Australian Track Athlete and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Peter Norman
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Birthdate: June 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coburg, Australia
Died: October 3, 2006

Peter Norman was an Australian athlete who won a silver medal in the 200 meters event at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He is remembered for supporting fellow athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos by wearing the Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during their medal ceremony; he is the third athlete seen in the popular Olympics Black Power salute photograph.

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Casey Stoner
(Australian Retired Professional Motorcycle Racer)
Casey Stoner
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Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southport, Queensland, Australia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Matthew Dellavedova
(Australian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Point Guard and Shooting Guard)
Matthew Dellavedova
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Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Adam Scott
(Australian Professional Golfer)
Adam Scott
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Birthdate: July 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)