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What happened in sport on this day..

August 30


 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1894
The first Victorian Women's Golf Championship was won by Evelyn Mackenzie with a score of 9 over.
1913
Ivo Whitton won the Australian Open golf title beating his boss (at a wool broking firm) into second place.
1913
Jockey Percy Maher "rode the card" when he rode all 5 winners at a meeting in Maitland, NSW
1941
St George won the NSWRFL Grand Final against Eastern Suburbs 31-14.
1941
Port Melbourne 43.29.287 defeated Sandringham 7.9.51
1959
Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor, was born.
1965
Melbourne squash player Geoff Hunt became the youngest ever Australian Squash Champion at age 18.
1985
Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer, was born; 3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze Olympic medals.
1985
Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer, was born; 2 silver, 1 bronze Olympic medals, winner of first series Celebrity Master Chef 2009 on 10 network.
1996
Australia's first ever Olympic gold medal winning cyclist, Edgar "Dunc" Gray died aged 80. He won the time trial medal at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.