On This Day

February 17, 1963 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Japanese runner Toru Terasawa runs a world record marathon (2:15:15.8) at the Beppu Marathon on the island of Kyushu, Japan

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestMichael Jordan

Michael Jordan, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, owner (5-time NBA MVP, 6-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls), born in Brooklyn, New York

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan