First sporting streaker
The world's first streaker at a major sporting event, occured on Saturday 20 April 1974 when the then 25-year-old Australian Michael O’Brien, ran naked onto the pitch at half time, during an international rugby match between England and France. Although he won his £10 ($17) bet, O’Brien was arrrested and fined £10.
The incident also resulted in a prize-winning photograph taken by American freelance photographer, Ian Bradshaw, now titled The Twickenham Streaker, that won Life magazine's "Picture of the Year" award, People Magazine "Picture of The Decade", and a World Press Photo Award.
- "20.04.74 Britain's first streaker meets his match", The Guardian, Saturday 22 April 2006
- Chris Bartlett, "Naked ambition: Stripping bare the most famous streakers", Herald Sun, News Corp Australia Network, July 18, 2013
- Alex Selwyn-Holmes, "The Twickenham Streaker", Iconic Photos, July 30, 2009