On This Day

June 17, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jason Hanson, American NFL kicker (Detroit Lions), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • Stéphane Fiset, Canadian NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec

Deaths in Sport

  • Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), dies at 74