On This Day in Sport for January 30

Events in Sport

  • 1928 21st Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (7-5, 6-2)
  • 1928 21st Men's Australian Championships: Jean Borotra beats Ronald Cummings (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1933 26th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Coral McInnes Buttsworth (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1933 26th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Keith Gledhill (2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1934 Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days
  • 1936 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • 1937 30th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Emily Hood Westacott (6-3, 5-7, 6-4)
  • 1937 30th Men's Australian Championships: Vivian McGrath beats John Bromwich (6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1)
  • 1948 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1950 38th Women's Australian Championships: Louise Brough Clapp beats Doris Hart (6-4, 3-6, 6-4)
  • 1950 38th Men's Australian Championships: Frank Sedgman beats Ken McGregor (6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1)
  • 1956 44th Women's Australian Championships: Mary Carter Reitano beats Thelma Coyne Long (3-6, 6-2, 9-7)

Sport awardTennis Open

1956 44th Men's Australian Championships: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1958 Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars

Sport awardTennis Open

1967 55th Women's Australian Championships: Nancy Richey Gunter beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardTennis Open

1967 55th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1968 1968 NFL Draft: Ron Yary from USC first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • 1971 UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
  • 1973 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
  • 1973 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers
  • 1977 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • 1978 Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
  • 1983 Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
  • 1989 Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1994 Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1994 Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 82nd Men's Australian Open: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (7-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 82nd Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-0, 6-2)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1998 All-Star Fla Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires
  • 2000 Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

2000 88th Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

2000 88th Women's Australian Open: Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis (6-1, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 2005 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his second and final Grand Slam title; beats Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 93rd Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (2-6, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2011 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 55-41

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 99th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (6-4, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2011 58th NHL All-Star Game: Team Lidstrom beats Team Staal 11-10 at Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 2016 104th Women's Australian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams (6-4 3-6 6-4)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1853 Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1896)
  • 1859 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944)
  • 1912 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • 1913 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)
  • 1917 Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist d. 2008)
  • 1929 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60)
  • 1930 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1937 Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
  • 1939 Nick Gaselee, racehorse trainer
  • 1941 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
  • 1942 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)
  • 1943 Davy Johnson, baseball manager (NY Mets)
  • 1950 Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Bobby Stokes, footballer
  • 1951 Trevor Laughlin, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79)
  • 1952 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • 1955 Curtis Strange, American golfer (US Open 1988-89), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1956 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver

Person of interestPayne Stewart

1957 Payne Stewart, American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • 1961 Ranjit Madurasinghe, cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92)
  • 1966 Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Bob Nardella, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1970 Edwin de Kruyf/Kruijff, soccer player (FC Utrecht, FC Groningen)
  • 1970 Hans Spark, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1970 Oleg Khmyl, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1970 Scott Levins, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1971 Brent Moss, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Chris Slade, NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1971 Derek Allen, NFL/WLAF offensive linebacker (NY Giants, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Kevin Knox, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Milko Pieren, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1971 Quentin Neujahr, NFL center (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1971 Takeshi Yamanaka, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1971 Trent Klatt, Robbinsdale, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1972 Burt Thornton, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Chris Simon, Wawa, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1972 Jill McGill, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1973 Brad Yamaoka, CFL running back (BC Lions)
  • 1973 Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1973 Jimmy Oliver, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Sharone Wright, NBA center/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1974 Martina Jerant, basketball center (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1974 Robert Rollins, cricketer (big-hitting Essex wicketkeeper-batsman)
  • 1975 Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Florian Keller, Munchen GER, hockey player (Team Germany, Rosenheim)
  • 1977 Deltha O'Neal, American football player
  • 1978 Lnd Girchoukevitch, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1978 John Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1979 Karen Smith, Australian field hockey midfielder/halfback (Olympics 1996)
  • 1980 Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1981 Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver
  • 1981 Peter Crouch, English footballer
  • 1982 Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player
  • 1984 Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player
  • 1985 Trae Williams, American football player
  • 1986 Nick Evans, American baseball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1985 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 2014 NBA player Baron Davis (34) weds CAA agent Isabella Brewster (31) in a secret ceremony

Deaths in Sport

  • 1897 John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies
  • 1948 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
  • 1963 P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
  • 1965 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1974 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • 1976 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
  • 1995 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
  • 2002 Louis Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932), dies at 89
  • 2009 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
  • 2016 Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), dies at 95