On This Day

Events in Sport in July 1930

  • Jul 2 Chicago outfielder Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles beating fellow American Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats fellow American Wilmer Allison 6-3, 9-7, 6-4 for his 3rd and final Wimbledon singles crown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jul 12 US Open Men's Golf, Interlachen CC: Defending champion Bobby Jones wins record-tying 4th US Open title by 2 strokes from Macdonald Smith; third consecutive major title

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 12 Bradman out for 334 in test cricket at Headingley for Australia, 383 mins, 46 fours
  • Jul 13 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
  • Jul 18 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • Jul 19 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Acacia CC: Lucia Mida beats June Beebe 6 & 5 to win the inaugural event and first women's major championship ever played
  • Jul 27 25th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Jean Borotra beats American George Lott 5-7, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 8-6 to give France an unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 4-1
  • Jul 27 24th Tour de France: French cyclist AndrĂ© Leducq scores first of 2 Tour victories (1932)
  • Jul 30 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in 8 runs with a grand slam and 2 doubles in a 14-13 win over the rival Boston Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig