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
  • 1934 New York Rangers and Boston Bruins battle out a 0-0 tie; first of a 37-game overtime undefeated streak for the Bruins, the longest in NHL history; streak spans over 4 years and includes 27 ties
  • 1939 Bradman scores 267 South Australia 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 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: New York Giants beat Chicago Bears, 47-7; Giants' 4th NFL title

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1962 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants, 16-7; MVP: Ray Nitschke, Green Bay, LB

NFL Legend Ray Nitschke
NFL Legend
Ray Nitschke
  • 1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)

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1973 AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders, 27-10

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1973 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys, 27-10
  • 1975 Ballon d'Or: FC Dynamo Kyiv forward Oleg Blokhin claims award for best European football player ahead of former winners, Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer and Ajax forward Johan Cruyff
  • 1977 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong Cawley wins her 6th career Grand Slam title; beats fellow Australian Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-3, 6-0
  • 1980 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is named best European football player; beats German international team mate Bernd Schuster of FC Barcelona and Saint-Étienne midfielder Michel Platini

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1981 Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals and an assist in Edmonton's 7-5 win over Philadelphia; gives Gretzky 50 goals in 39 games, the fastest 50 in 50 in NHL history; also sets NHL record with 15-game assist streak

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
  • 1986 Ballon d'Or: Dynamo Kyiv's Ukrainian forward Igor Belanov is named best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona striker Gary Lineker and Real Madrid forward Emilio Butragueño
  • 1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
  • 1992 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
  • 1992 Washington defenseman Al Iafrate becomes first player in NHL history to have his shot officially break 100 miles per hour; records 101.4 mph during the Capitals Superskills competition

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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
  • 2013 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins
  • 2018 Patrick Mahomes becomes only the 2nd quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during KC Chiefs' 35-3 win over Oakland Raiders; achieves both marks with 3rd quarter 89-yard TD pass to Demarcus Robinson