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
  • 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: Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 in the inaugural event in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1932 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • 1933 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 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 16 game win 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

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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • 1955 Tour de France: Frenchman Louison Bobet makes it 3 straight general classification victories

  • 1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 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
  • 1962 All star 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: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany 4-2 a.e.t. in London, England
  • 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
  • 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 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • 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
  • 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

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

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

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

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 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 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • 1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • 1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford

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1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
  • 2000 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal County Down: Irishman Christy O'Connor Jr. successfully defends his title by 2 shots from John Bland of South Africa
  • 2006 British Open Seniors Golf, Turnberry: American Loren Roberts wins in a playoff with Eduardo Romero of Argentina
  • 2012 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club Manchester United

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

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer