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June 17, 1945 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72, 74; Giro d'Italia 1968, 70, 72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium

Person of interestTony Roche

Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach (French Open 1966; 15 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Wagga Wagga, NSW

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

1945 in Sport