On This Day

Year 1930 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 9 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • Jan 15 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores 157 of 176 on debut on the 4th day of the drawn 1st Test against England in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Jan 21 Boston Bruins become first team in NHL history to score 100 goals in a season, in a 5-1 win over Chicago at Boston Garden; Cooney Weiland scores Bruins' 100th goal in their 26th game of the year
  • Jan 24 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • Jan 25 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Daphne Akhurst Cozens wins 3rd straight Australian singles title; beats Sylvia Lance Harper 10-8, 2-6, 7-5
  • Jan 25 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Edgar Moon wins his first and only Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Harry Hopman 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
  • Feb 15 Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
  • Feb 20 Capelle soccer team forms
  • Feb 25 George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)
  • Feb 26 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • Mar 7 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball

AgreementContract of Interest

Mar 8 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 18 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • Mar 29 89h Grand National: 10-year-old 100/8 shot Shaun Goilin, ridden by jockey Tommy Cullinan, wins by a neck from Melleray's Belle

  • Mar 30 Babberich-H soccer team forms
  • Apr 1 Chicago Cubs catcher Leo Hartnett breaks the altitude record for a catch by gloving a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 American golfer Bobby Jones starts his Grand Slam season by winning the Southeastern Open by 13 strokes over Horton Smith at the Forest Hills-Ricker Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4-3 for a 2-0 series sweep and their 3rd Championship

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Apr 4 Andy Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
  • Apr 4 Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • Apr 12 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
  • Apr 12 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days

Sport awardBoston Marathon

Apr 21 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:34:48.2; his 7th victory in the event

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Apr 28 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence, Kansas
  • Apr 29 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • May 1 Cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 236 for Australia v Worcestershire in his first 1st class innings in England
  • May 5 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
  • May 9 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • May 16 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
  • May 17 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • May 20 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
  • May 21 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
  • May 24 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
  • May 24 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week

  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • May 31 Don Bradman scores his 1,000th run of the English cricket season
  • May 31 British Amateur Championship, Men's Golf, St. Andrews Links: Bobby Jones scores a 7 & 6 win over Englishman Roger Wethered for the first leg of his Grand Slam
  • 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

Sport awardFrench 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

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 3 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
  • Jun 7 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 10 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • Jun 12 German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4, first time world heavyweight title won on a foul
  • Jun 14 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
  • Jun 17 Bradman scores 131 in 1st Test cricket match at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 17 Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 22 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 23 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
  • Jun 30 Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
  • Jul 2 Chicago outfielder Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles beating fellow American Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats fellow American Wilmer Allison 6-3, 9-7, 6-4 for his 3rd and final Wimbledon singles crown
  • Jul 11 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
  • Jul 12 US Open Men's Golf, Interlachen CC: Defending champion Bobby Jones wins record-tying 4th US Open title by 2 strokes from Macdonald Smith; third consecutive major title
  • Jul 12 Bradman out for 334 in test cricket at Headingley for Australia, 383 mins, 46 fours
  • Jul 13 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
  • Jul 18 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • Jul 19 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Acacia CC: Lucia Mida beats June Beebe 6 & 5 to win the inaugural event and first women's major championship ever played
  • Jul 27 25th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Jean Borotra beats American George Lott 5-7, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 8-6 to give France an unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 4-1
  • Jul 27 24th Tour de France: French cyclist André Leducq scores first of 2 Tour victories (1932)
  • Jul 30 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event
  • Jul 31 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in 8 runs with a grand slam and 2 doubles in a 14-13 win over the rival Boston Red Sox
  • Aug 3 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves
  • Aug 20 Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval
  • Aug 22 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Aug 23 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper 6-1, 6-4 for her lone major title

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • Sep 13 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)
  • Sep 13 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
  • Sep 13 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • Sep 13 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
  • Sep 14 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • Sep 16 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • Sep 18 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • Sep 24 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • Sep 25 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
  • Sep 27 US Amateur Championship Men's Golf, Merion GC: Bobby Jones scores an 8 & 7 win over Eugene V. Homans to win his 5th National Amateur title and clinch golf's Grand Slam
  • Sep 27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
  • Sep 28 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
  • Oct 4 Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Quinn aged 47, oldest to play in World Series; pitches 2 innings in Game 3, 5-0 defeat to St. Louis; win series, 4-2
  • Oct 8 Philadelphia A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
  • Oct 18 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
  • Oct 22 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
  • Nov 25 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
  • Dec 1 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • Dec 6 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Balmy Beach win their 2nd and final title; defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
  • Dec 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Fresh Meadows CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1 up in the final for the 2nd of his 3 major titles
  • Dec 12 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book, ball bouncing into stands not a HR, now a double
  • Dec 13 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
  • Dec 14 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
  • Dec 14 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (10-3-1) repeat with best record in first past the post title
  • Dec 15 Don Bradman takes his 1st Test cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)
  • Dec 16 Golfer Bobby Jones is the first to win the James E. Sullivan Award (best US amateur athlete)

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestDon Shula

Jan 4 Don Shula, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Super Bowl 1972, 73; Miami Dolphins; Baltimore Colts; NFL Coach of the Year 1964, 67, 68, 72), born in Grand River Ohio (d. 2020)

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Jan 7 Eddie LeBaron, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1955, 57, 58, 62; Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys), born in San Rafael, California (d. 2015)
  • Jan 8 Doreen Wilber, American archer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Rutland, Iowa (d. 2008)

Person of interestTim Horton

Jan 12 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player & co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Jan 19 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • Jan 23 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Buddy Melges, American sailor (Olympic gold 1972) and America's Cup skipper (America3), born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin
  • Jan 30 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1992)
  • Jan 31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
  • Feb 4 Jim Loscutoff, American basketball forward (NBA champion (1957, 59–64; Boston Celtics), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Feb 8 Catherine Hardy, Carollton Ga, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Feb 11 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 20 Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
  • Feb 23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 23 Bobby Dillon, American NFL defensive back (second to record 50 interceptions), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Feb 26 Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Feb 28 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • Mar 1 Coimbatarao Gopinath, Indian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests, HS 50), born in Madras, India
  • Mar 1 Gastone Nencini, Italian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1957; Tour de France 1960), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1980)
  • Mar 5 Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • Mar 8 Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Mar 10 Sandor Iharos, athlete
  • Mar 13 Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), born in South Gate, California (d. 2018)
  • Mar 14 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • Mar 14 Don Haskins, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Texas El Paso 1961-99; NCAA Tournament 1966), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • Mar 16 Don Perry, Canadian NHL coach (LA Kings 1982-84), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2019)
  • Mar 29 Gundibail Sunderam, Indian cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56), born in Udupi, India (d. 2010)
  • Apr 1 Dennis Young, New Zealand rugby union hooker (22 caps; Canterbury 139 games), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Apr 2 Bill McColl, American College Football Hall of Fame end (Stanford; NFL: Chicago Bears 1952-59), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 3 Wally Moon, American baseball player, born in Bay, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • Apr 6 David Sexton, English football manager, born in Islington, London (d. 2012)
  • Apr 10 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2006)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Antonelli, American baseball pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star 1954, 56–59²; World Series, NL ERA leader 1954; SF Giants), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 20 Alan Oakman, English cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956), born in Hastings, Sussex, England
  • Apr 24 Conn Findlay, American coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • Apr 25 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for WI), born in Saint Thomas, Barbados (d. 1992)
  • Apr 26 Roger Moens, Belgian middle distance runner (800m world record 1955), born in Aalst, Belgium
  • Apr 29 Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
  • May 1 Ollie Matson, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1952, 54–59; Pro Bowl 1952, 54–58; NFL 1950s All Decade Team), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2011)
  • May 4 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 4 Ronald "Ron" Pickering, British athletics coach and BBC sports commentator, born in Hackney, England (d. 1991)
  • May 8 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), born in Humbolt Tennessee (d. 2015)

Person of interestPat Summerall

May 10 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • May 12 Pat McCormick, American diver (4 x Olympic gold women's springboard & platform 1952, 56), born in Seal Beach, California
  • May 16 Brian Davies, Rugby League player, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player (Thomas Cup 1955), born in Penang, British Malaya (d. 2013)
  • Jun 1 Matt Poore, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (14 Tests 355 runs @ 15.43, 9 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jun 2 Bob Lillis, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Michael Melle, cricketer (South African pace bowler of early 1950's)
  • Jun 6 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Ian Leggat, New Zealand cricketer (1 Test v South Africa 1953-54 without distinction), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Jun 7 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer (World Cup 1958, 1952, 51 caps), born in Itapira, Brazil (d. 2014)
  • Jun 12 Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)
  • Jun 12 Donald Byrne, American chess player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Jun 12 Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver, born in Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1993)
  • Jun 15 Marcel Pronovost, professional ice hockey player
  • Jun 17 Brian Statham, English cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades), born in Gorton, Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 James Gathers, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1952), born in South Carolina
  • Jun 20 Paul Pender, American boxer
  • Jun 21 Mike McCormack, American NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Jun 27 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2016)
  • Jun 30 Mac Benson, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

Jul 4 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 9 Roy McLean, South African cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
  • Jul 11 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Jul 11 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
  • Jul 20 Chuck Daley, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (2-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons), born in Kane, PA (d. 2009)
  • Jul 21 Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California (d.2019)
  • Jul 25 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • Aug 8 Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
  • Aug 9 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), born in Mississippi City, Mississippi (d. 2013)
  • Aug 13 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • Aug 14 Earl Weaver, manager (Baltimore Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 15 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), born in Bellinzona, Switzerland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 16 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestTony Trabert

Aug 16 Tony Trabert, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam singles winner)), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • Aug 18 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • Aug 18 Gene Bartow, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (US National Team 1974; Valparaiso, Memphis State, Illinois, UCLA), born in Browning, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • Aug 26 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • Aug 30 Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), born in Winton, New Zealand (d. 1981)
  • Sep 1 Pete Brewster, American football end and coach (NFL Pro Bowl 1955, 56; Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Sep 8 Jeannette Altwegg, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bombay, India
  • Sep 11 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2002)
  • Sep 13 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Sep 29 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • Oct 1 Frank Gardner, Australian auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 2 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), born in Panchgani, Maharashtra (d. 1978)
  • Oct 4 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958, 63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

Oct 6 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Oct 10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), born in Irkutsk, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Oct 11 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Oct 28 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1), born in St Peter, South Elmham
  • Nov 3 Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Nov 4 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 9 Charlie Jones, American sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2008)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 28 Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
  • Mar 6 William Milton, British cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), dies at 56
  • Jun 11 George Alexander, British cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies at 79
  • Jun 12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • Jun 13 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • Jul 14 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • Aug 20 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), dies at 79
  • Sep 10 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, dies at 58
  • Nov 11 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • Nov 27 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • Dec 9 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • Dec 19 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies of drowning at 48