On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 30 (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1998 Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: In an all-NZ final, Andrew Mehrtens lands 2 penalties & 2 conversions as the Canterbury Crusaders beat the Blues, 20-13; Crusaders' first title
  • 1999 Indianapolis 500: Kenny Bräck wins in 3:15:51.182 (246.513 km/h)
  • 1999 Super Rugby Final, Carisbrook, Dunedin: Canterbury Crusaders retain title with a 24-19 win over Otago Highlanders; flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens kicks 3 penalties, a conversion & dropped goal for the winners

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Indianapolis 500: Buddy Rice wins from pole for team owners Bobby Rahal and David Letterman in a rain shortened race

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 2009 Super Rugby Final, Pretoria: Morné Steyn kicks 5 conversions & 2 penalties as the Bulls thump the Chiefs (Waikato, NZ), 61-17
  • 2009 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,391): Chelsea beats Everton, 2-1; Frank Lampard scores 72' winner
  • 2010 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Colorado GC: Tom Lehman wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles with a par on the first hole of a playoff with Fred Couples and David Frost

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • 2012 Vishwanathan Anand wins his fifth World Chess Championship
  • 2015 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,283): Arsenal beats Aston Villa, 4-0; Gunners' 12th title
  • 2015 Alistair Cook becomes the leading run scorer of all time in test cricket for England
  • 2015 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport


Deaths in Sport