Aug. 9, 1936 - At the Berlin Olympics, African American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4x100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years.
May 30, 1964, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana. Eddie Sachs dies in fiery crash at the Indianapolis 500 on lap two. Rookie driver Dave McDonald would also die later that same day. Johnny Rutherford, Chuck Stevenson, Ronnie Duman, and Bobby Unser were also knocked out of the race during the crash! After this incident, gasoline was no longer allowed to be used in Indy race cars. In 1965, methanol became the prime fuel and the Firestone "RaceSafe" fuel cell was introduced.
Feb. 22, 1970, Lake Placid, NY. Miracle on Ice, 1980 Olympic men's hockey game, USA 4 - USSR 3. This game is probably on everyone's wish list. Who can forget Al Michaels final call, "11 seconds, you've got 10 seconds, the countdown going on right now! Morrow, up to Silk. Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles?! YES!"
March 2, 1962, Sports Arena, Hershey, PA. Wilt Chamberlain sliced and diced through the NY Knicks defense to score 100 points in a 169-147 Philadelphia Warriors victory. No TV video recorded the event and only one audio tape of the end of the game exists. (Recorded off the radio by a fan.) Because the game was one of a few played in Hershey that year and would not effect the standings, the Philly press deemed it unnecessary to cover the game. This NBA record will likely never be…
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Nov 19, 1978, Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - The miracle at the Meadowlands. Eagles Herman Edwards picks up fumble by Larry Csonka and runs in for a score giving the Eagles a 19-17 last second surprise victory over the NY Giants. All quarterback Joe Pisarcik had to do was take a knee to give NY the win.
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June 29,1950, Estádio Independência, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1950 World Cup 1st round. America defeats England in a group match, 1-0, on a header by Haitian forward Joe Gaetjens in the first half. England was one of the top sides in the world. The American team was made up of part-time players.
Oct. 3, 1947, Brooklyn, NY. Floyd Bevens walks off a loser after his last pitch of game 4 of the 1947 World Series. Bevans had a no hitter until Cookie Lavagetto lined a two-out, two on double off the right field wall not only to break up the no-no, but to win the game for the Dodgers.
Nov. 7, 2001, Phoenix, AZ, World Series game 7 - New York Yankees ace reliever, Mariano Rivera, serves up bloop single to Diamondbacks Louis Gonzalez to plate the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Gonzalez jumps for joy celebrating with Diamondbacks first base coach Eddie Rodriguez.