On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1930

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 236 for Australia v Worcestershire in his first 1st class innings in England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 5 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
  • May 9 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • May 16 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
  • May 17 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • May 20 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Yankees' future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig becomes first to hit 3 HRs three times as NY outscores Philadelphia A's, 20-13; teams combine for then-record 10 homers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • May 24 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 24 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • May 31 Don Bradman scores his 1,000th run of the English cricket season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 31 British Amateur Championship, Men's Golf, St. Andrews Links: Bobby Jones scores a 7 & 6 win over Englishman Roger Wethered for the first leg of his Grand Slam

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones