April 17, 1967 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 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, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Marquis Grisom, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Marquis Grissom, American baseball player