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One of the most storied rivalries in sports history was even recreated on Broadway in a show called “Magic/Bird”. more
On the morning of February 15, 1961, Sabena flight 548 was making its long approach into Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgium. more
Forty years ago, tires were screeching, fists were flying, and millions of Americans were buried deep in snow. Against all expectations, more
Looking like a gangly mythical creature, Manute Bol was the tallest player to join the NBA. The 7-foot, 7-inch (2.31m) native of Sudan more
On the night of May 25th, 1965, photographers John Rooney of the Associated Press and Neil Leifer of Sports illustrated snapped similar pictures of Muhammad Ali more
Twenty million Americans tuned in to ABC’s Wide World of Sports on Valentine’s Day, 1978 to watch a champ and a hustler more
A little more than seventy years ago, German brothers Adolf Dassler and Rudolf Dassler parted ways in a bitter sibling quarrel. more
Virginia Halas McCaskey didn’t get her birthday wish following the Chicago Bears’ dramatic loss at the wild card game... more
It is now some years ago, but I had an enjoyable time writing a book together with Ken Rosewall. That was mainly because once I had convinced him more
St Louis University ("SLU") ruled college soccer from the late 1950's through the early 1970's, winning ten Division I titles more
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10 years ago

FOOTBALL October 19, 2009  New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, throws five touchdowns in the 2nd quarter against the Tennessee Titans. It was an NFL record for most TDs in a single period and the Patriots went on to crush their opponents 59-0. They wrapped up the season with a 10-6 record and ranked 3rd in the AFC. But going into the playoffs, they lost to the wild card Ravens 33-14.

20 years ago

BASKETBALL October 12, 1999  Former basketball star Wilt Chamberlain dies of heart failure at the age of 63. The 7’1” Chamberlain was a Harlem Globetrotter in the late 1950s before joining the NBA to play for the Warriors, 76ers, and Lakers. One of the greatest in the sport, he is the only player in NBA history to score 100 points in a single game.

30 years ago

BASEBALL October 17, 1989  An earthquake in San Francisco with a magnitude of 6.9 cancels the 3rd game of the World Series between the two local teams, Giants and the Athletics. The quake caused significant infrastructure damage, including a power outage at the stadium. The Series was resumed on October 27th and 28th with the A’s sweeping their opponents 4-0 to capture the national title.

40 years ago

HOCKEY October 14, 1979  Future ice hockey star, Wayne Gretsky, scores his first goal in the NHL. Gretsky put in 20 years with the league, playing with the Oilers (4 Stanley Cups), Kings, Blues, and Rangers. “The Great One” led the NHL with more regular season goals (894), assists (1,963), and points (2,857) than any other player. Upon retirement, he was inducted immediately into the NHL HoF.