The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out live sport all around the globe, but history will never be erased.
While you contemplate streaming yet another Netflix drama or rewatching another replay of your favorite sporting moments, here are some stories that were making news in years past on April 17.
Kiwi runner Dave McKenzie wins the 71st edition of the Boston Marathon in 2h 15 45s.
He is still the only New Zealand male to win the event to this day.
The NZ Warriors' record their biggest-ever NRL comeback, as they overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Newcastle Knights 30-26.
Beauden Barrett makes his Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes in a last-gasp win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Jeremy Thrush scored in the last seconds for the visitors, as they claimed a 50-47 win, with Barrett kicking the final conversion of the game.
James Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taking bowler in England's test cricket history.
The All Blacks Sevens lose to Samoa in the plate final at Singapore.
Kenya went on to beat Fiji 30-7 in the cup final to claim their first sevens tournament victory.
1967 - Former All Blacks lock Ian 'Kamo' Jones
1968 - Former Blackcaps cricketer Roger Twose
1992 - Football Ferns keeper Erin Nayler
Newshub's top story 12 months ago…
Outspoken league icon John Hopoate has mounted an explosive defence of Wallabies star Israel Folau's anti-gay social media posts.
Folau faces having his contract terminated by Rugby Australia, after posting that Hell awaited "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters", unless they repented.
But Hopoate has sprung to Folau's defence, telling critics to "toughen the F up" on Facebook and Twitter.
"Why's everyone so worried about what Israel Folau said," he posted. "All these idiots carrying on like he's murdered someone.
"If you're a bloody HOMO who cares, I've been called racist names and all other crap all my life."