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What happened in sport on this day..

April 17


Australian sporting history on this day
The Stawell Gift was won by D.H. Devine of Stawell, Victoria, in 11 2/5 seconds.
The Stawell Gift was won by P.L. Till of Cobden, Victoria, in 11 7/10 seconds.
The Stawell Gift was won by C.G. Heath of Baileston East, Victoria, in 11 10/16 seconds.
Jack Rooklyn's Apollo won the Sydney to Brisbane yacht race in 57 hours, 34 minutes and 2 seconds.
Britain's worst sports disaster occurred at Hillsborough Stadium, 98 people were crushed or trampled to death. Gates had been opened at the start of play, allowing football fans to push inside onto an already crowded terrace. People in the front were crushed against anti-riot security fences.
The Stawell Gift was won by Glenn Crawford of Katamatite, Victoria, in 11.79 seconds.
The Stawell Gift was won by Adrian Mott of Essendon, Victoria, in 11.98 seconds.