Events in Sport on January 17

  • 1916 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City

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1933 Bradman takes his second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • 1934 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • 1952 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1953 41st Women's Australian Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Julia Sampson (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1953 41st Men's Australian Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1954 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
  • 1960 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
  • 1961 11th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-131 at Syracuse, New York

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1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1970 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
  • 1970 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3

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1970 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1971 Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
  • 1977 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14

  • 1979 NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers
  • 1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1988 "The Fumble", trailing 38-31 with 1:12 left in the AFC Championship Game, the Browns' Earnest Byner fumbled at the Denver 3-yard line, sending the Broncos to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance

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1988 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 38-33

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1988 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings 17-10
  • 1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
  • 1989 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
  • 1993 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • 1993 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20
  • 1995 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1995 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis

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1997 NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1999 "The Miss", NFC Championship Game; Minnesota Viking Gary Anderson misses field goal fourth quarter allowing Atlanta Falcons to tie and eventually win in overtime, despite becoming 1st kicker to finish the regular season without missing
  • 1999 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets 23-10
  • 1999 NFC Championship Game: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings 30-27 (OT)