February 17, 1959 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, American 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
  • Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)

Deaths in Sport

  • Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies