January 1930 in Sport

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 24 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • Jan 25 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
  • Jan 25 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 4 Don Shula, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins), born in Grand River Ohio

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Jan 8 Doreen Wilber, American archer (Olympic gold 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Jan 17 Eddie LeBaron, American football player, born in San Rafael, California
  • Jan 19 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • Jan 23 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Jan 26 Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, sailor (Olympic gold/bronze-1964, 72)
  • Jan 30 Sandy AmorĂ³s, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
  • Jan 31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 28 Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies