On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 30

Events in Sport

  • 1844 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack
  • 1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
  • 1884 Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves
  • 1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
  • 1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
  • 1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • 1930 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event
  • 1932 X Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, USA
  • 1933 28th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France
  • 1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base and registers no put outs
  • 1939 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his 3rd title from Frenchman René Vietto
  • 1947 Cincinnati Reds 16 game winning streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1948 Czech distance running legend Emil Zátopek wins the 10,000m at the London Olympics in 29:59.6, an Olympic record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles

  • 1955 42nd Tour de France: French cyclist Louison Bobet claims last of his 3 straight general classification victories
  • 1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • 1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • 1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany, 4-2 after extra time
  • 1969 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
  • 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • 1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • 1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
  • 1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • 1980 American swimmers Mary T Meagher (2.06.37) and Craig Beardsley (1.58.21) both set 200m butterfly world records at the US National Swimming Championships at Irvine, California
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 1992 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • 1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • 1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1995 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Brian Barnes of Scotland wins in a playoff with American Bob Murphy
  • 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
  • 2012 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club Manchester United

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2017 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1890 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball), born in Charlton, Victoria (d. 1947)
  • 1894 Carl Snavely, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bucknell, North Carolina, Cornell 180–96–16), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • 1914 Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), born Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (youngest MLB player at 15 years, 316 days), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Bud Selig, American Baseball Hall of Fame team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and executive (MLB Commissioner 1998-2015), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938 Vyachselav Ivanenko, Russian race walker (Olympic gold 50k 1988), born in Kemerovo, Russia
  • 1938 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Soviet rower (3 Olympic gold single sculls 1956, 60, 64), born Moscow, Russia
  • 1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, born in Hueytown, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1957 Bill Cartwright, American basketball center, coach (3-time NBA champion, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • 1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1958 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1959 Petra Felke, German javelin thrower (world record 1988), born in Saalfeld, East Germany
  • 1961 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1962 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1963 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Ingrid Butts, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager, born in Göppingen, West Germany
  • 1965 Tim Munton, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; Warwickshire), born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
  • 1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1968 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • 1969 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • 1969 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Ed Hawthorne, American NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Joe Montford, American CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Beaufort, North Carolina
  • 1970 Tom McManus, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • 1971 Ron Blazier, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Clif Groce, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in College Station, Texas
  • 1972 Jim McIlvaine, American NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1972 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1973 Andrea Gaudenzi, Italian tennis player (1990 French Open junior), born in Faenza, Italy
  • 1973 Markus Naslund, Swedish NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • 1974 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria
  • 1974 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • 1977 Jayme Dickman, American 3x20 rifle shooter (Olympics 1996), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1979 Graeme McDowell, Irish golfer (US Open 2010), born in Portrush, Northern Ireland
  • 1979 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • 1980 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player, born in San Donà di Piave, Italy
  • 1980 Justin Rose, English golfer (US Open 2013), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1981 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1981 Juan Smith, South African rugby player, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Person of interestHope Solo

1981 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • 1982 Jimmy Anderson, English cricket fast bowler (most wickets for England in both Test and ODI cricket), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • 1983 Seán Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1984 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1985 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer, born in Oslo, Norway

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1988 American tennis player Chris Evert (33) weds American alpine skier Andy Mill (34) in Boca Raton, Florida (divorced 2006)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

LoveWedding of Interest

2011 Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips

Deaths in Sport

  • 1889 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
  • 1914 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • 1947 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies at 59
  • 1965 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 65
  • 1967 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59
  • 1982 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • 1984 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • 1994 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
  • 2005 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 2006 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), dies of cancer at 82

Person of interestBill Walsh

2007 Bill Walsh, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (San Fransisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 2019 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), dies at 78