On This Day

December 17, 1933 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)

Sport awardNFL Championship

National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule" - forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; G√≥rnik Zabrze), born in Gleiwitz, Poland (d. 2020)