On This Day in Sport for March 30

Events in Sport

  • 1883 45th Grand National: Count Karel Kinsky AUT aboard Zoedone AUT wins
  • 1889 John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
  • 1894 56th Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Why Not wins
  • 1900 62nd Grand National: Algy Anthony aboard Ambush II wins
  • 1906 68th Grand National: Mr Aubrey Hastings aboard Ascetic's Silver wins
  • 1916 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1918 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1925 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
  • 1928 87th Grand National: Mr. William Dutton aboard Tipperary Tim wins
  • 1930 Babberich-H soccer team forms
  • 1940 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42
  • 1943 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
  • 1946 Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
  • 1946 Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)
  • 1952 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
  • 1954 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
  • 1957 111th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard Sundew wins
  • 1963 117th Grand National: Pat Buckley aboard Ayala wins
  • 1968 122nd Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Alligator wins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1974 128th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins
  • 1975 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1981 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
  • 1985 139th Grand National: Hywel Davies aboard Last Suspect wins
  • 1986 5th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas beats USC 97-81

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament

  • 1991 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
  • 1991 Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
  • 1993 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1993 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1994 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1994 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
  • 1996 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
  • 1996 NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
  • 1996 149th Grand National: Mick Fitzgerald aboard Rough Quest wins
  • 1997 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Old Dominion 68-59

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 1998 60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Utah 78-69

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1879 Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
  • 1904 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • 1905 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1908 Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler
  • 1912 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • 1927 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940 Jerry Lucas, NBA center (Oly-gold-60, NY Knicks), born in Middletown, Ohio

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 1940 Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)
  • 1941 Sven Hamrin, Sweden, road race cycler (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1943 Bob Blewett, cricketer (father of Greg South Aust batsman 1975-79)
  • 1951 John Gosden, racehorse trainer
  • 1952 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1958 Joseph Paul Sindelar, Ft Knox KY, PGA golfer (BC Open-1985, 87)
  • 1959 Daniel Seifried, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1960 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1961 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
  • 1963 Jenny Lidback, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1995 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
  • 1963 Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1964 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • 1964 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1964 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
  • 1965 Karel Novacek, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1994 Hilversum)
  • 1967 Julie Richardson, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Mark Astley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970 George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Shane Bertsch, Nike golfer (1994 Permina Basin Open-14th), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Secretariat, American racehorse and 1973 triple crown winner (d. 1989)
  • 1971 Mari Holden, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972 Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Matt Joyce, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Cardinals, Seahawks, Claymores)
  • 1973 Kareem Streete-Thompson, 100m/long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1973 Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 [Kirk] Kareem Streete-Thompson, long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1973 Jan Koller, Czech footballer
  • 1974 Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)
  • 1976 Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • 1976 Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1976 Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
  • 1978 Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player
  • 1980 Liriel Higa, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • 1983 Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
  • 1983 Davis Romero, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1984 Mario Ancic, Croatian tennis player
  • 1984 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
  • 1986 Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1988 Richard Sherman, NFL cornerback, born in Compton, California

NFL Cornerback Richard Sherman
NFL Cornerback
Richard Sherman

Deaths in Sport

  • 1949 Dattaram Dharmaji Hindlekar, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1969 Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
  • 1978 George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
  • 1978 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
  • 1981 Noel Harford, cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), dies
  • 1995 Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer, dies at 65
  • 1995 Tony Lock, cricketer (174 wickets for England), dies
  • 2005 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)
  • 2008 David Leslie, Touring Car Driver (b. 1953)
  • 2008 Richard Lloyd, Racing Car Driver (b. 1945)
  • 2012 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and 1960 Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74
  • 2013 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82