On This Day

December 23, 1997 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Ballon d'Or: Barcelona/Inter's Brazilian striker Ronaldo wins his first of 2 best football player in Europe awards ahead of Real Madrid forward Predrag Mijatović and Juventus midfielder Zinedine Zidane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

Deaths in Sport

  • Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist, dies at 72