On This Day

December 17, 1983 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

In his 352nd NHL game, Wayne Gretzky scores a goal & 5 assists in 8-1 rout of Quebec Nordiques to record his 800th point and 500th assist; averages 2.27 points, 1.42 assists, 0.85 goals per game to start career

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Deaths in Sport

  • Erik Christensen, NHL player