spotlight Today in sports history: Jenner sets world record in Olympic decathlon in 1976 Associated Press Jul 30, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 Updated Oct 21, 2020 0 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, July 30: 1930: Host Uruguay wins soccer's first World Cup 1930 — Host Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 to win soccer’s first World Cup.Uruguay's first goal in the World Cup Final against Argentina, in Montevideo, Uruguay, July 30, 1930. Uruguay defeated Argentina by four goals to two. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1932: The 10th modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles 1932 — The 10th modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles.In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during the opening ceremony for the Tenth Olympiad at Los Angeles. The athletes of various countries are shown on the field while the Olympic beacon and the entrance to the stadium is shown in the background. (AP Photo/File) AP FILE 1968: Washington's Ron Hansen pulls off unassisted triple play against Cleveland 1968 — Washington’s Ron Hansen pulls off an unassisted triple play in the Cleveland Indians’ 10-1 victory.Washington shortstop Ron Hansen is all smiles in the Senator’s dugout at night on Tuesday, July 30, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio after pulling off an unassisted triple play against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1971: Baltimore Colts win All-Star Game, 24-17 1971 — In the NFL Chicago All-Star Game, the Baltimore Colts beat the All-Stars 24-17.In this July 9, 1971, file photo, College All-Star quarterbacks Jim Plunkett (16) and Dan Pastorini (7) talk at practice in Evanston, Ill., for a charity game against the Baltimore Colts to be played July 30, 1971, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles E. Knoblock) AP FILE 1976: Bruce Jenner sets world record in Olympic decathlon in Montreal 1976 — Bruce Jenner sets the world record in the Olympic decathlon with 8,618 points, breaking Nikolai Avilov’s mark by 164 points.American decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner is shown throwing the javelin in Olympic competition in Montreal, July 30, 1976. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1984: Michael Gross sets world record in 200-meter freestyle 1984 — Michael Gross of West Germany sets a world record in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:47.44 at a meet in Munich.West Germany's Michael Gross throws his hands into the air Monday, July 30, 1984 after finishing the men's 100-meter butterfly finals in a world record time of 53.08 seconds. (AP Photo/Red McLendon) AP FILE 2012: Missy Franklin wins women's 100-meter backstroke at London Games 2012 — At the London Games, Missy Franklin wins the women’s 100-meter backstroke. The 17-year-old American has a 13-minute break after taking the final qualifying spot in the 200 freestyle semifinals before swimming the backstroke final. Ruta Meilutyte, 15, becomes the first Lithuanian to win an Olympic swimming medal by holding off world champion Rebecca Soni of the U.S. in the 100 breaststroke.United States' Missy Franklin poses with her gold medal for the women's 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) AP FILE 2013: Katie Ledecky crushes 1,500 freestyle world record by 6 seconds 2013 — Katie Ledecky crushes the world record in the 1,500 freestyle for her second gold medal at the world swimming championships in Barcelona, Spain. The 16-year-old American finishes with in 15:36.53 to beat the previous mark by more than 6 seconds — Kate Ziegler’s 15:42.54 in 2007.Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's 1500m freestyle final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Ledecky set a new word record of 15:36.53. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) AP FILE 2015: 16-year-old scores two perfect scores to give N. Korea first gold at championships 2015 — North Korea wins its first gold medal at the world aquatics championships. Kim Kuk Hyang, 16, captures the women’s 10-meter diving in her first international competition. She earns two perfect 10 scores from the seven judges.North Korea’s gold medalist Kim Kuk Hyang poses following the medal ceremony for the women's 10m platform diving final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) AP FILE 2016: William Byron breaks rookie record for Truck Series wins with five 2016 — William Byron wins the Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event to break the rookie record for wins. This is the 18-year-old’s fifth victory in 12th starts, breaking Kurt Busch’s rookie record of four wins in 2000.William Byron, left, gets a hug in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race, Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) AP FILE 0 comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Dcc Dccjs Related to this collection Most Popular +18 National Biden's to-do list: A flurry of orders and actions coming in first 11 days Updated Jan 20, 2021 From undoing Trump policies to proposing new immigration legislation, Biden will go big starting on Day One. 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