On This Day

Historical Events in June 1930

Sports History

Jun 1 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman cracks 191 in tour match v Hampshire at Southampton; Bradman smashes 26 fours in 240 minutes

  • Jun 1 French Championships Men's Tennis: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins 3rd of 4 French titles; beats American Bill Tilden 3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 1 French Championships Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 3rd straight French title; beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-1

  • Jun 2 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
  • Jun 3 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies

Sports History

Jun 7 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6

World Record

Jun 9 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

Historic Event

Jun 9 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

  • Jun 10 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • Jun 12 German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4 rounds in NYC for vacant NBA, NYSAC, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles; first time title won on a foul
  • Jun 13 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
  • Jun 14 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
  • Jun 16 Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR
  • Jun 17 Continuing a rich vein of form Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 131 in 1st Test v England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Jun 18 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute science museum held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

British Golf Open

Jun 20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Bobby Jones wins his 3rd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith on his way to the single-season Grand Slam

Baseball Record

Jun 22 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig smashes 3 HRs in 20-13 win over Philadelphia A's at Shibe Park

  • Jun 24 1st detection of an airplane using reflected radio waves, a precursor to radar, by US Naval Research Laboratory engineers in Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 24 Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium, home of MLB Indians, 1932 to 1993, and NFL Browns, 1946-95
  • Jun 28 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs
  • Jun 30 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady, NY
  • Jun 30 Australian cricket maestro Don Bradman sets up a 7 wicket victory with a patient 254 in 2nd Test v England at Lord's; 'The Don' hits 25 fours off 376 balls