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What happened in sport on this day..

December 17


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1927
In a cricket match against Queensland, Victoria was finally dismissed for 793. Bill Ponsford made 437
1937
Kerry Packer, media magnate and gambler, was born.
1955
The "Flying Milkman" Dave Stephens won a 5000 metre event at Olympic Park in 14 minutes 7.2 seconds taking over 22 seconds off his Australian record time.
1956
Dolly Dyer (wife of Bob Dyer TV personality) set a women's angling record when she landed a 340 pound shark on a 30 pound line near Sydney Heads.
1960
Jockey Wayne Harris was born . Won the Melbourne Cup 1994 on Jeune
1977
Bruce Parry broke the world record for eskimo rolling in a kayak.
2000
Horse of the year Sunline won the Hong Kong Mile race worth $2.4 million.