On This Day

January 17, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

NBA 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

Birthdays in Sport

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