On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 17

Events in Sport

  • 1818 Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle)
  • 1882 Australian cricket opening bowlers Joey Palmer (7/68) and Edwin Evans (3/64) dismiss England for 133 in 2nd Test; first Test match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1923 Ottawa left wing Cy Denneny passes Joe Malone as all-time NHL goal scoring leader; scores his 143rd career goal in Senators' 2-0 win over Montreal Canadiens
  • 1924 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller sets 100m world freestyle record 57.4s at Miami, Florida
  • 1927 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Americans, 4-1 in the team's first game since changing name from "St. Patricks"
  • 1928 American brothers, Jennison and John Heaton fight out the top placings in the cresta (now known as skeleton) at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Jennison takes the gold by 1.0s
  • 1928 Johan GrøttumsbrÃ¥ten leads a Norwegian sweep of the medals in the 18k cross country at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; he also wins the Nordic combined gold the following day
  • 1939 Katwijk soccer team forms in the Netherlands
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2007 Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church

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