Sydney Barnes, the England right-arm medium pace bowler who is considered by many to be the greatest bowler of the 20th century, took 5 for 65 on debut against Australia at the Sydney.
Clive Lloyd, the captain of the invincible West Indies side, made his Test debut against India in Bombay. Lloyd was only 22 at that time. He scored half-centuries in both innings and West Indies won the first Test by six wickets.
Greg Chappell made his Test debut with a glorious 108 against England in Perth.
Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid made their debut together against India in Adelaide. The Test had nothing note-worthy except for the debut of those three players who became the pillar of strength later in the Australian team.
Corey Anderson, the stylish batting all-rounder for New Zealand, was born on this day. He made a ODI century off 36 balls which was the fastest century at that time.