On This Day

February 17, 2020 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 62nd Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins second straight title by 0.014 seconds over Ryan Blaney on the second restart in overtime; his third Daytona victory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Laureus World Sports Awards, Berlin, Germany: Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton & Lionel Messi; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: South Africa National Rugby Union team

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

Deaths in Sport

  • Mickey Wright, American golfer (13 major titles; 82 LPGA Tour wins), dies from a heart attack at 85
  • Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby union centre (12 caps; Auckland), dies at 84