This Day In Sports: Why June 17 Is The Most Infamous In Sports

That was not the only thing that took place on June 17, 1994. 

  • The opening game of the 1994 World Cup took place in Chicago
  • Arnold Palmer played his final round at the U.S. Open
  • The N.Y. Rangers celebrated their Stanley Cup championship with a victory parade.
  • The Houston Rockets took on the New York Knicks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals

Beyond 1994, here are some other notable events in sports history on from June 17.

– The ABA’s Nets, Pacers, Nuggets and Spurs merged into the NBA

– Ted Williams hit his 500th Home Run

– The 76ers traded Sir Charles Barkley to the Phoenix Suns for Jeff Hornacek, Tim Perry, and center Andrew Lang. Gee, who won that trade?

– Robin Givens’ family accused boxer Mike Tyson of beating his wife

– The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on this day in 2008 to capture their 17th NBA championship.

– The Lakers returned the favor in 2010 when they defeated the Celtics for their 16th NBA championship.

So what say you? Is June 17 the most history-laden day in sports?

Joshua Caudill is a writer for CraveOnline Sports, a surfing enthusiast, an unhealthy sports fanatic, and an expert on all things Patrick Swayze. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshuaCaudill85 or “like”CraveOnline Sports onCraveOnline Sports.

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