Events in Sport on April 30

  • 1722 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • 1859 Paul Morphy returns from 10-month chess tour of Europe, retires
  • 1887 1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10
  • 1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Washington Senators, 6-2
  • 1905 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
  • 1910 Cleveland Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • 1918 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1919 Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
  • 1922 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1939 Lou Gehrig sets a MLB record playing his 2,130th consecutive and final game for the New York Yankees.

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1940 Brooklyn Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0
  • 1946 Cleveland Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0
  • 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 LPGA Titleholders Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 5th major title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg & Louise Suggs

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1962 LPGA Titleholders Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 8th major title in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
  • 1962 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs
  • 1967 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
  • 1968 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
  • 1969 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
  • 1970 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • 1971 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Balt Bullets in 4 games
  • 1973 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1978 Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • 1984 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
  • 1985 NFL Draft: Virginia Tech defensive end Bruce Smith first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1987 Lou Lamoriello is named NJ Devils President

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1988 Baltimore Orioles end their record 21-game losing streak by beating the White Sox
  • 1988 NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
  • 1989 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 1989 US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1990 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • 1995 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
  • 1997 Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
  • 2012 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history
  • 2015 NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers