Sports Events on 17/10      

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17/10/2004Greek table tennis champion Panagiotis Gionis with his domesticated Austrian partner Weixing Chen win the silver medal in the doubles at the Polish Pro Tour after losing with 3-4 sets to the Germans Timo Boll and Christian Suss in front of 2000 fans
17/10/1999Michael Schumacher's first race after his serious injury in Silverstone (on July 11) at the Malaisia Grand Prix. Eddie Irvine (Ferrari) finishes first and Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) second. After the race the Ferraris are found to be illegal. Ferrari appeals and The FIA Court in Paris later rules that the measurements taken were wrong. The 2 Ferraris are reinstated
17/10/1991Vassilis Hatzipanagis plays for the last time in a match dedicated to him (Iraklis - Selection 6-5)
17/10/1991Jockey Angel Cordero becomes the third jockey to complete 7.000 wins
17/10/1980Sepp Piontek, Denmark coach comments on Greek goalkeeper’s Nikos Sarganis excellent performance in the game against Denmark, that he has... five hands. Archelaos, the well known cartoonist of sport newspaper “Athlitiki Echo”, draws the international goalkeeper with six hands
17/10/1978Anatoly Karpov beats Viktor Korchnoi 6-5 in Filippines to retain the world title
17/10/1968The triple jump world record is smashed five times at the Mexico Olympics by Nelson Prudencio from Brazil (17.27m), Viktor Saneyev from the Soviet Union (who will be the final winner with 17.39m) and Giuseppe Gentile from Italy (17.22m) who will star alongside Maria Callas in Pier Paolo Pasolini's ''Medea'' two years later
17/10/1956Robert James (Bobby) Fisher, a 13-year-old unknown from Brooklyn wins in 41 moves Donald Byrne in a game of chess, which will remain in history as “the Game of the Century” and takes place in New York City at the 3rd J. Rosenwald Memorial. The boy, who forces players to analyze the game many times, display with a queen sacrifice on the 17th move, that he has the chutzpah and the talent, which will lead him to the world title after 16 years
17/10/1948Rizoupoli Stadium is inaugurated with the friendly match between a team of players playing for the “refugee” clubs (Apollon, Panionios, AEK) and a team of players playing for the “native” clubs (Panathinaikos, Olympiacos) in front of 10,000 fans. The area located next to the Columbia factory has been given to Apollon Smyrni two years earlier, in 1946. Gradually the stadium will be expanded to 14.200 seats and will be renamed to “Giorgos Kamaras”, in memory of one of the top players of the team.
17/10/1860First professional golf tournament held in Scotland ( Willie Park wins)


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