Saturday, February 17, 2007


This Day in Sports History - February 17

This Day in Sports History - February 17


1924 - In Miami, Florida, Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100-yard freestyle swimming competition with a time of 52-2/5 seconds. They can do the butterfly faster nowadays.

1968 - The Basketball Hall of Fame was opened in Massachusetts


1908 - Red Barber, baseball announcer (d. 1992)
1930 - Roger Craig, baseball player and manager
1936 - Jim Brown, American football player
1948 - Rick Majerus, American basketball coach
1959 - Neil Lomax, American football player
1962 - Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer (d. 1995)
(I consider mountain climbing a sport)
1963 - Michael Jordan, American basketball player
1964 - Buster Olney, American sports columnist
1968 - Bryan Cox, American football player
1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
1976 - Scott Williamson, American baseball player
1981 - TJ Duckett, American football player

Michael Jordan and Jim Brown. That's a pretty high powered birthday list.

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