On This Day in Sport for May 30

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 111

  • 1894 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
  • 1895 W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1896 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC
  • 1899 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
  • 1903 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
  • 1906 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
  • 1907 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
  • 1908 42nd Belmont: Joe Notter aboard Colin win
  • 1910 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
  • 1911 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
  • 1912 Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)
  • 1913 Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
  • 1914 Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
  • 1916 Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta wins in 3:34:16.990 (135.187 km/h)
  • 1921 Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:34:44.578 (144.231 km/h)
  • 1922 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
  • 1922 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)
  • 1923 Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h)
  • 1924 Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
  • 1925 Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1927 Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
  • 1928 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
  • 1929 Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
  • 1930 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • 1931 Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH
  • 1931 Indianapolis 500: Louis Schneider wins in 5:10:27.948 (155.509 km/h)
  • 1932 Indianapolis 500: Fred Frame wins in 4:48:03.761 (167.604 km/h)
  • 1933 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)
  • 1934 Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h)
  • 1936 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:35:03.314 (175.530 km/h)

Sport awardGolf Major

1937 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1937 Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory
  • 1937 61,756, second largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
  • 1937 42nd Men's French Championships: Henner Henkel beats Bunny Austin (6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1937 42nd Women's French Championships: Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1938 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1938 Indianapolis 500: Floyd Roberts wins in 4:15:58.362 (188.615 km/h)
  • 1939 Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:20:47.412 (185.131 km/h)
  • 1940 Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:22:31.201 (183.911 km/h)
  • 1941 Indianapolis 500: Floyd Davis/Mauri Rose wins in 4:20:36.266 (185.263 km/h)
  • 1946 Braves Bernard Malamud HR shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field
  • 1946 Indianapolis 500: George Robson wins in 4:21:16.711 (184.785 km/h)
  • 1947 Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:17:52.159 (187.228 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • 1949 Indianapolis 500: Bill Holland wins in 4:07:15.939 (195.257 km/h)
  • 1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1951 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1951 Indianapolis 500: Lee Wallard wins in 3:57:38.103 (203.170 km/h)
  • 1952 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
  • 1952 Indianapolis 500: Troy Ruttman wins in 3:52:41.930 (207.480 km/h)
  • 1953 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
  • 1953 Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:53:01.668 (207.187 km/h)

Sport awardTennis Open

1953 52nd Men's French Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Victor Elias Seixas (6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1953 52nd Women's French Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1954 Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1956 Indianapolis 500: Pat Flaherty wins in 3:53:28.872 (206.785 km/h)
  • 1957 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
  • 1957 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
  • 1957 2nd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Fiorentina 2-0 at Madrid
  • 1958 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
  • 1959 Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:40:47.470 (218.641 km/h)
  • 1959 58th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Ian Vermaak (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1)
  • 1959 58th Women's French Championships: Christine Truman beats Zsuzsi Kormoczy (6-4, 7-5)
  • 1960 Indianapolis 500: Jim Rathmann wins in 3:36:11.384 (223.324 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1962 Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h)
  • 1963 Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)
  • 1964 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)
  • 1964 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

1964 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 1966 Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1968 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h)
  • 1969 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1970 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
  • 1970 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1971 Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1973 17th European Cup: Ajax beats Juventus 1-0 at Belgrade
  • 1976 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt
  • 1976 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 1:42:52.466 (239.350 km/h)
  • 1977 Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0
  • 1979 23rd European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Malmo FF 1-0 at Munich
  • 1981 LA Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
  • 1982 Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
  • 1982 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1984 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • 1984 28th European Cup: Liverpool beats Roma (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • 1985 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • 1986 Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1987 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1992 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
  • 1992 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1878 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WW I), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • 1882 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
  • 1895 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • 1909 George Headley, cricketer, Panama (all-time great WI batsman)
  • 1910 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1934 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer
  • 1937 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • 1939 Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Gale Sayers, NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Wichita, Kansas

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • 1947 Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian LPGA golfer, born in Shawinigan, Quebec
  • 1949 Bob Willis, cricketer (superb England fast bowler 1971-84)
  • 1949 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • 1955 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler
  • 1957 Michael Clayton, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1962 Jan Gunnarsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1962 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
  • 1965 Tyronne Stowe, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1966 Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • 1967 Rechelle Hawkes, Albany W Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • 1968 Jerry Springer, White Plains NY, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1970 Audrey Wooding, LPGA golfer
  • 1970 Sam Rogers, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1971 Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Oly-G-98)
  • 1971 Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Anthony Cook, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tenn Oilers)
  • 1972 Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Manny Ramirez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1972 Renita Farrell, Townsville Qld Aust, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1972 Terry Wilburn, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1973 Je'Rod Cherry, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Jennifer Darst, pairs skater (& Arthur Reid), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973 Steve Charbonneau, CFL defensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1974 David Wilkie, Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974 Konstantinos Chalkias, Greek footballer
  • 1975 Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and union footballer
  • 1976 Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player
  • 1977 Akwá, Angolan footballer
  • 1979 Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Steven Gerrard, English footballer
  • 1981 Andrey Arshavin, Russian Footballer
  • 1981 Gianmaria Bruni, Italian racing driver
  • 1981 Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 1984 Jordan Palmer, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1923 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • 1939 Floyd Roberts, Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
  • 1964 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • 1964 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • 1975 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympics 4th), dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1976 Max Carey, American baseball player (b. 1890)
  • 1981 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
  • 1994 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • 1995 Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
  • 1995 Ted Drake, soccer star, dies at 82
  • 2005 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)
  • 2012 Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78