Billy’s Cricket Accident

On this day ………… 17th February 1921

On this day in 1921, while playing cricket in Melbourne, Billy Hughes 7th Prime Minister of Australia succumbed to an accident. Hughes who was an avid cricket play, while making a run, stumbled and fell on his back. An ambulance was call, but the Prime Minister insisted on being taken home. Prime Ministerial work was placed on hold as Hughes was confined to bed.