April 17, 1967 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45; American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned)
  • Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden; start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aaron Wallace, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Paris, Texas
  • Marquis Grissom, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Deaths in Sport

  • Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), dies at 75