On This Day

June 17, 1906 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reginald Doherty beat Raymond Little & Holcombe Ward 3-6, 11-9, 9-7, 6-1 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)

Deaths in Sport

  • Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player, dies at 33