On This Day

April 17, 1961 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39; his 2nd event title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Boomer Esiason, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals), born in East Islip, New York
  • Norman Cowans, Jamaican cricketer (England fast bowler in 19 Tests 1982-85), born in St. Mary, Jamaica