Australian immigrants to the United States

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Rick Springfield

    Rick Springfield


    Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". Springfield's two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982).

  2. Percy Grainger

    Percy Grainger


    Percy Aldridge Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist. In the course of a long and innovative career he played a prominent role in the revival of interest in British folk music in the early years of the 20th century. He also made many adaptations of other composers' works. Although much of his work was experimental and unusual, the piece with which he is most generally associated is his piano arrangement of the folk-dance tune "Country Gardens".

  3. Andy Thomas

    Andy Thomas


    Andy Thomas (born 16 December 1962) is an English retired professional footballer who played for Oxford United, Fulham, Derby County, Newcastle United, Bradford City and Plymouth Argyle. He later became player-manager of Oxford City and manager of Chesham United.

  4. John Michael Howson

    John Michael Howson


    John-Michael Howson, OAM (born 8 August 1936, Elwood, Victoria) is an Australian writer, reporter and entertainer and Melbourne radio 3AW commentator. His involvement in the Australian entertainment scene as a writer, producer and performer spans more than 50 years.

  5. Ken Ham

    Ken Ham


    Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Ham (born 20 October 1951) is an Australian-born young Earth creationist and Christian fundamentalist living in the United States. He is the president of Answers in Genesis (AiG), a Creationist apologetics ministry that operates the Creation Museum. Ham is a former high school science teacher.

  6. Akshay Venkatesh

    Akshay Venkatesh


    Akshay Venkatesh (born 21 November 1981) is an Indian Australian mathematician. His research interests are in the fields of counting, equidistribution problems in automorphic forms and number theory, in particular representation theory, locally symmetric spaces and ergodic theory. He is the only Australian to have won medals at both the International Physics Olympiad and International Mathematics Olympiad, which he did at the age of 12.

  7. Phil Dent

    Phil Dent


    Philip Clive "Phil" Dent (born 14 February 1950), is a former professional tennis player. Dent's high water mark as a pro singles player was reaching the Australian Open final in 1974, which he lost to Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3. Dent was also the Men's Doubles champion at the Australian Open in 1975 (with teammate John Alexander), and the Mixed Doubles champion at the US Open in 1976 (with teammate Billie Jean King).

  8. James Wolfensohn

    James Wolfensohn


    James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO (born 1 December 1933) is an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker and economist who served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group.

  9. Richard Pestell

    Richard Pestell


    Richard G. Pestell completed his M.D. (1981) and Ph.D. degrees in Australia. He undertook post doctoral and clinical training in Hematology/Oncology and Endocrinology and continued research at Harvard University and served as Clinical fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital . He was the recipient of the Royal Australian College of Physicians Winthrop and Neil Hamilton Fairley awards (1991–1994) . At Georgetown University he was Associate Vice President of Georgetown University Medical Center, Chairman of the Department of Oncology, and Director of the Lombardi Cancer Center . During his tenure at Georgetown he directed the successful competitive renewal of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center core grant in 2002, a doubling of the NCI grant base of the Center, developed a multi hospital clinical trials network, founded a cancer screening facility for underserved women with Andrea Jung and the Avon Foundation March 9, 2004., a clinical cancer genetics screening program and developed new clinical translational research programs. He was the founding Director of the Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (2008 - 2010) , and is currently the Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center , Associate Dean and Vice President Oncology Services, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Philadelphia . The Jefferson Cancer Network includes 22 institutions and hospitals in the Northeast of the United States . He founded the biotech company AAA Phoenix, was president of INCTR (USA) from 2005 - 2010 .

  10. Paul Scully-Power

    Paul Scully-Power


    Paul Desmond Scully-Power AM (born May 28, 1944) is an Australian born, American oceanographer. While a civilian employee of the United States Naval Undersea Warfare Center, he flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-41-G as a Payload Specialist. He was the first Australian-born person to journey into space, and the first astronaut with a beard.

  11. Tossy Spivakovsky

    Tossy Spivakovsky


    Nathan "Tossy" Spivakovsky (December 23, 1906 [O.S. December 10, 1906] - 20 July 1998), a Jewish Russian-born, German-trained violin virtuoso who taught in Australia and later settled in the United States, was considered one of the finest violinists of the 20th century.

  12. Clyde Packer

    Clyde Packer


    Robert Clyde Packer (22 July 1935 – 8 April 2001), usually known as Clyde Packer, was the son of Australian newspaper magnate Frank Packer and the elder brother of media baron Kerry Packer. From 23 April 1964 to 22 April 1976 he was a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council for the Liberal Party of Australia. Packer was originally intended to be his father's heir before a falling-out in 1972 resulted in Kerry inheriting the family business in 1974 upon Frank's death.

  13. Paul Ferdinand Schilder

    Paul Ferdinand Schilder


    Paul Ferdinand Schilder (February 15, 1886, Vienna – December 7, 1940, New York City) was an Austrian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher and author of numerous scientific publications. He was a pupil of Sigmund Freud. Schilder made considerable contributions towards the inclusion of psychoanalytic theory in psychiatry, and he is considered one of the founding fathers of group psychotherapy. Schilder's lasting contribution to psychological and medical thinking is his concept of the body image.

  14. John Davies (swimmer)

    John Davies (swimmer)


    John Griffith Davies (born 17 May 1929) is an Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1940s and 1950s who won a gold medal in the 200-metre breaststroke at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. After retiring from competition swimming, he became a prominent lawyer in California, and after becoming a naturalized American, he was appointed a judge of the United States District Court by Ronald Reagan in 1986, and presided over the trial of the Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with assaulting Rodney King.

  15. Pat Sullivan (film producer)

    Pat Sullivan (film producer)


    Patrick "Pat" Peter Sullivan (22 February 1885 or 2 February 1887 – 15 February 1933) was an Australian cartoonist, pioneer animator and film producer, best known for producing the first Felix the Cat silent cartoons.

  16. John Harsanyi

    John Harsanyi


    John Charles Harsanyi (Hungarian: Harsányi János Károly; May 29, 1920 – August 9, 2000) was a Hungarian-American economist and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner.

  17. Ian Masters (journalist)

    Ian Masters (journalist)


  18. Kyle Noke

    Kyle Noke


    Kyle Noke (born 18 March 1980) is an Australian professional mixed martial artist who currently fights as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2002, Noke has also fought for EliteXC.

  19. Francis Gailey

    Francis Gailey


    Francis "Frank" Gailey (21 January 1882 – 10 July 1972) was an Australian-born American competition swimmer who swam in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, Missouri. In the 1904 Olympics he won three silver medals, in the 220-yard freestyle, 440-yard freestyle and 880-yard freestyle, and a bronze medal in the one-mile freestyle.

  20. Robert Hilder

    Robert Hilder


    Robert K. Hilder (born May 15, 1949) is a former Third Judicial District Court Judge in the US state of Utah. The Third District consists of Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. He was recently elected Summit County attorney and was sworn in on January 5, 2015. Prior to that he did extensive mediation and arbitration work.

  21. Ed Palubinskas

    Ed Palubinskas


    Edward Sebastian "Ed" Palubinskas (born 1950) is an Australian NBA shooting coach and the President of the National Basketball Shooters Association. He is a member of the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame.

  22. Walter Travis

    Walter Travis


    Walter J. Travis (January 10, 1862 – July 31, 1927) was an American amateur golfer in the during the early 1900s. He was also a noted golf journalist and publisher, an innovator in all aspects of golf, a teacher, and golf course architect.

  23. Philip K. Chapman

    Philip K. Chapman


    Philip Kenyon Chapman (born 5 March 1935) was the first Australian-born American astronaut, serving for about five years in NASA Astronaut Group 6 (1967).

  24. Francine McDougall

    Francine McDougall

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    Francine McDougall is an Australian film director, producer, television director and photographer. She is best known for directing the 2001 comedy film Sugar & Spice, her major directorial debut. She also directed the Disney Channel Original Movies Go Figure and Cow Belles.

  25. Mark Keam

    Mark Keam


    Mark Lee Keam (born May 10, 1966) is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in the United States. A Democrat, he has represented the 35th District since 2010. His district encompasses a portion of Fairfax County, including the town of Vienna, Virginia, where he resides.

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