On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 50th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: John Doeg beats Frank Shields 10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14 for his lone major singles title

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
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1-up in the final for the second of his 3 major titles
  • Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), born in London (d. 2015)