On This Day

August 17, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • NY Jets beat NY Giants, 37-14 in their first meeting (pre-season)

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, NCR CC: Ray Floyd wins first of his 4 major titles by 1 stroke from South African Gary Player

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Birthdays in Sport

  • Christian Laettner, American NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Olympic gold 1992), born in Angola, New York
  • Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals) and sports announcer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Maria Strandlund, Swedish tennis star (1987 Futures NOR), born in Akersberga Sweden