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November 1930 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin

Birthdays in Sport

  • 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)
  • Nov 10 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 14 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • Nov 17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • Nov 18 Sonja Edström-Ruthström, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3 × 5k relay 1960), born in Luleå, Sweden (d. 2020)

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

Nov 19 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Nov 23 Jack McKeon, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), born in Maumee, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Nov 24 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • Nov 24 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • Nov 24 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Nov 24 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Nov 30 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic gold 1956)

Deaths in Sport

  • 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