Events in Sport on July 30

  • 1844 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack
  • 1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
  • 1884 Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves
  • 1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
  • 1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
  • 1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • 1930 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event
  • 1932 X Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, USA

Sports History

1933 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France; ends French 6 title win streak

  • 1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base and registers no put outs
  • 1939 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his 3rd title from Frenchman René Vietto
  • 1947 Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Ewell Blackwell record-breaking 16 game winning streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1948 Czech distance running legend Emil Zátopek wins the 10,000m at the London Olympics in 29:59.6, an Olympic record

Sports History

1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

  • 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • 1955 42nd Tour de France: French cyclist Louison Bobet claims last of his 3 straight general classification victories

Sports History

1959 In his MLB debut, SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 in a 7-2 win over Philadelphia Phillies at Seal Stadium

  • 1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • 1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago, MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • 1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany, 4-2 after extra time
  • 1968 Washington shortstop Ron Hansen makes 8th unassisted triple-play in MLB history and first in 41 years as Senators lose, 10-1 to Cleveland Indians
  • 1969 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
  • 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • 1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0

Olympic Gold

1976 Future TV personality ('Keeping Up with the Kardashians') and transgender figure, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlin Jenner) sets WR 8,618 points to win decathlon gold at Montreal Olympics

  • 1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
  • 1980 American swimmers Mary T Meagher (2.06.37) and Craig Beardsley (1.58.21) both set 200m butterfly world records at the US National Swimming Championships at Irvine, California
  • 1980 Houston Astros pitcher J. R. Richard suffers a stroke and collapses while playing a game of catch before an Astros game, ending his career
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • 1988 MLB Pitcher John Franco saves a record 13th game during the month of July

Sports History

1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner of Baseball Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of NY Yankees

Sports History

1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

  • 1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 1992 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • 1995 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Brian Barnes of Scotland wins in a playoff with American Bob Murphy
  • 1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v West Indies at Old Trafford
  • 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
  • 2006 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: American Loren Roberts wins in a playoff with Eduardo Romero of Argentina
  • 2006 Bruce Sutter, relief pitcher for Cubs, Cardinals, and Braves, inducted into MLB Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, New York
  • 2012 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club Manchester United

Golf Tournament

2017 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin