What Happened on April 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 76th Boston Marathon: Olavi Suomalainen of Finland 1st man in 2:15:39 and Nina Kuscsik of United States 1st woman in 3:10:26
  • Kiteman attempting to throw out 1st ball in Phillie Vet crashes into centerfield seats
  • Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Dodwell, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Claire Sweeney, English actress
  • Gary Bennett, American baseball player
  • Gordon Laro, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jarkko Wiss, Finnish Footballer

Person of interestJennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner [Affleck], American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias), born in Houston, Texas

  • Keith Lyle, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan, cricketer (leading Sri Lankan Test off-spinner)
  • Tony Boselli, NFL offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)