On This Day in Sport for June 30

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1909 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1910 27th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2
  • 1910 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 for his 1st of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1911 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1913 NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
  • 1916 22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN

Sport awardGolf Major

1929 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930 Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2
  • 1934 NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
  • 1948 Cleveland Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • 1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
  • 1962 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
  • 1962 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
  • 1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
  • 1966 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
  • 1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
  • 1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
  • 1970 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
  • 1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • 1974 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Candiac GC: Carole Jo Skala wins by 3 from JoAnn Carner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1975 Muhammad Ali beats British boxer Joe Bugner in a 15 round unanimous decision to retain the WBC & WBA heavyweight title
  • 1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
  • 1979 Davona Dale wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • 1982 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
  • 1985 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1985 6th US Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Seniors Open titles
  • 1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
  • 1988 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Florida

Sport awardGolf Major

1991 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1992 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • 1994 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against O.J. Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1995 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1996 Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1996 UEFA European Championship Final: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic 2-1 in London
  • 2002 FIFA World Cup Final: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany 2-0 in Yokohama, Japan
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup: Kylian Mbappé (19) becomes only 2nd teenager (Pelé 1st 1958) to score twice in a world cup match as France eliminate Argentina 4-3 in Kazan

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1890 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • 1900 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Dan Reeves, NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
  • 1913 Harry Wismer, Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
  • 1915 Charles Rowe, cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946))
  • 1920 Zeno Colo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1925 Jim Levitch, horse trainer
  • 1925 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1930 Mac Benson, horse trainer
  • 1933 Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
  • 1938 Billy Mills, 10k (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1938 William Mervin Mills, 10K runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1941 John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
  • 1941 Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)
  • 1944 Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
  • 1949 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Pablo Castillo, jockey
  • 1955 Mark MacDonald, horse trainer
  • 1957 Sarah McGuire, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1957 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
  • 1959 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1959 Stephanie Farwig, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1961 Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
  • 1962 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
  • 1965 Mitch Richmond, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1965 Steve Duchesne, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1965 Gary Pallister, English footballer

Person of interestMike Tyson

1966 Mike Tyson, American boxer (youngest ever heavyweight champion 1986-90, 20 years, 4 months, 22 days), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1966 Louie Aguiar, NFL punter (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 Rudi Steyn, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995)
  • 1967 Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
  • 1968 Dan Peltier, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • 1968 Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1969 Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
  • 1969 Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1996)

Person of interestSanath Jayasuriya

1969 Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricket opening batsmen (MVP-1996 World Cup), born in Matara, Sri Lanka

  • 1970 Mark Grudzielanek, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Ann Marsh, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1972 Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Garret Anderson, outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer
  • 1973 Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973 Dodda Ganesh, cricketer (Karnataka & India pace bowler 1997)
  • 1974 Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • 1974 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete
  • 1975 Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestRalf Schumacher

1975 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 1980 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 Can Artam, Turkish racing driver
  • 1981 Matt Kirk, Canadian football Player
  • 1981 Ben Utecht, American football Player
  • 1982 Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • 1983 Marlin Jackson, American football player
  • 1984 Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer

Person of interestMichael Phelps

1985 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (record 23 Olympic gold medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1985 Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer
  • 1985 Cody Runnels, American wrestler
  • 1986 Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model

Weddings in Sport

  • 2012 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • 1904 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • 1904 Tom Emmett, England cricketer, dies at 62
  • 1935 William Brockwell, cricket (British all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies
  • 1976 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1997 Larry O'Day, wrestler (b. 1944)
  • 2002 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), dies at 87
  • 2011 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)