Events in Sport on December 17

  • 1894 Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
  • 1920 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it

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1927 Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • 1933 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)
  • 1933 NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game
  • 1944 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with an 8–2 record
  • 1946 Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wicket stand, score 234 each
  • 1967 Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne
  • 1975 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • 1984 NJ Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
  • 1984 NJ Devils 1st shutout, Glenn Resch makes 42 saves beat Minn, 2-0
  • 1988 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1988 Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Wash Caps)
  • 1988 NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2
  • 1989 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • 1989 Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)
  • 1989 Patti Rizzo/Mike Hill win LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • 1991 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts
  • 2013 Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series
  • 2015 José Mourinho is sacked as manager of British Premier football club Chelsea
  • 2017 Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires