On This Day

September 1930 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn catcher Al López hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

World Record

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 future Baseball HOF pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
  • Sep 24 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights

Golf Tournament

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

Sports History

Sep 28 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games


Birthdays in Sport

  • 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, 1951-63, (New York Yankees, and 3 other teams), 3X All-Star, Cy Young and World Series MVP, 1958, born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Sep 23 Don Edmunds, American auto racer and car builder (National Sprint Car HOF; built Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Sky cycle), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2020)
  • Sep 28 Doug Holden, English soccer winger (5 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End), born in Manchester, England (d. 2021)
  • Sep 29 Ramnath Kenny, Indian cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1985)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 10 Aubrey Faulkner, South African cricket all-rounder (25 Tests, 4 x 100s, TS 204; Transvaal), dies from self inflicted gas poisoning at 48