On This Day

January 17, 1961 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

11th NBA All-Star Game, Onondaga County Coliseum, Syracuse, NY: West beats East, 153-131; MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, PG; at 22, youngest player to receive All-Star MVP honours, 23 points & 14 assists

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ