On This Day in Sport for July 30

Events in Sport

  • 1844 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack
  • 1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
  • 1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
  • 1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • 1930 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for association football's 1st FIFA World Cup in Montevideo
  • 1932 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • 1933 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
  • 1939 33rd Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1947 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1948 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • 1955 42nd Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • 1961 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
  • 1961 Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • 1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • 1966 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1969 Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
  • 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • 1972 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • 1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 1995 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • 1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • 1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887 Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
  • 1890 Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
  • 1892 Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • 1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1934 Bud Selig, owner (Milwaukee Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
  • 1938 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • 1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist
  • 1957 Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1957 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 Daley Thompson, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984), born in London, England
  • 1959 Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
  • 1961 Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1962 Tom Pagnozzi, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1963 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Ingrid Butts, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • 1965 Tim Munton, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • 1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
  • 1969 Duane Bock, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open), born in Southampton, New York
  • 1969 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • 1969 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
  • 1972 Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1972 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1973 Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
  • 1973 Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1974 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1974 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • 1976 Julio Gonzalez, Baja California, Mexico, light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), (d. 2012)
  • 1977 Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)
  • 1979 Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1979 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
  • 1980 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • 1980 James Anderson, English cricketer
  • 1980 Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1981 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1981 Juan Smith, South African rugby player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • 1983 Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • 1985 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips

Deaths in Sport

  • 1889 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
  • 1914 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • 1947 George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
  • 1982 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • 1984 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • 1994 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
  • 2005 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 2006 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2007 Bill Walsh, American football coach (San Fransisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh