July 1930 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 43rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 5 50th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 12 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
  • Jul 12 Bradman out for 334 in test cricket at Headingley for Australia, 383 mins, 46 fours
  • Jul 13 1st-ever football (soccer) World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
  • Jul 18 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • Jul 27 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • Jul 27 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • Jul 30 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for association football's 1st FIFA World Cup in Montevideo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 4 Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
  • Jul 9 Roy McLean, cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests)
  • 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 21 Gene Alec Littler, PGA golfer (1961 US Open), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 25 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 14 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies