Sporting Highlights for 1930

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1930. The major sporting event of this year was the inaugural  FIFA World Cup, won by the hosts Uruguay. In golf, this was the last time an amateur won the British Open. Also this year was the first time an official Commonwealth Games sporting event was held, then called the British Empire Games.

Here is a time line of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1930.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Gar Moon and Daphne Akhurst
May Tennis French Open won by Henri Cochet and Helen Moody
June Golf US Open won by Bobby Jones (Amateur)
July 13-30 FIFA World Cup (Football) tournament was held in Uruguay, and won by Uruguay.
July the Cycling Tour de France won by André Leducq
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Bill Tilden and Helen Moody.
July Golf British Open won by Bobby Jones (Amateur)
Aug Golf US PGA won by Tommy Armour
Aug 16-23 Commonwealth Games held in Hamilton, Canada.
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by John Doeg and Betty Nuthall
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Philadelphia Athletics

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know. You can also send a comment below.

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