On This Day

April 17, 1944 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4; second straight victory; 3rd of 4 titles

Deaths in Sport

  • Jack Hearne, English cricket spin bowler (12 Tests, 49 wickets; England's first hat-trick vs Australia 1899), dies at 76