Events in Sport on February 17

  • 1818 Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle)
  • 1882 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground

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1923 Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1931 1st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball)
  • 1939 Katwijk soccer team forms

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1941 Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1943 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
  • 1953 DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
  • 1955 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
  • 1955 Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257 (not broken until 2001)
  • 1956 Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB

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1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis Hawks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963 Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8
  • 1964 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
  • 1965 US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
  • 1968 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts opens

  • 1971 England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
  • 1973 Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
  • 1974 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1974 16th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (140.894 MPH)
  • 1976 NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India

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1976 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 New Zealand v India, his 1st match-winning spell

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1980 Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1980 22nd Daytona 500: Buddy Baker wins (177.602 MPH)
  • 1982 Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
  • 1985 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion
  • 1985 27th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (172.265 MPH)

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1989 Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1989 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract
  • 1991 33rd Daytona 500: Ernie Irvan wins (148.148 MPH)
  • 1993 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)

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1995 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1996 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47

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1996 Garry Kasparov defeats Deep Blue 4-2 in chess

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • 1998 USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
  • 2002 44th Daytona 500: Ward Burton wins (130.81 MPH)
  • 2008 57th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 134-128 at New Orleans
  • 2008 50th Daytona 500: Ryan Newman wins (152.672 MPH)
  • 2012 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • 2013 Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup
  • 2013 62nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-138 at Houston
  • 2013 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats West Indies by 114 runs

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2016 Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are "worse than animals."