Events in Sport on December 30

  • 1896 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5
  • 1907 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
  • 1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
  • 1911 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG
  • 1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)

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1932 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1939 Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
  • 1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash
  • 1947 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1956 NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game
  • 1962 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • 1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
  • 1973 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10
  • 1973 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1981 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
  • 1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
  • 1992 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney

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2008 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan