What Happened on September 13, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 50th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Doeg beats Frank Shields (10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
  • Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3

Famous Birthdays

  • James McLane, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher/multi-millionaire (St Ives)