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January 20, 1968

Today In History

UCLA led by Lew Alcindor and Houston led by Elvin Hayes meet in the Game of the Century in the Astrodome

Last night, in what will certainly be considered the 'greatest game' of the century, the University of Houston led by Elvin Hayes and his last minute free throws, upset the undefeated and top ranked UCLA Bruins in front of a overflowing capacity crowd at the Houston Astrodome 71 – 69. This epic battle was dominated by Hayes, who continuously frustrated Lew Alcindor, who was playing with double vision from an eye abrasion. The loss ended the Bruin’s 47 game winning streak. This was not just a game, this was history. This was sports and entertainment on prime time national television. This was a stage that will change sports as we know it today. An overflowing crowd of 52,693 fans in an indoor baseball stadium witnessed what will surely set the bar for the future of Prime Time sporting events.

Remember When

Father and Son Carl and Rob Reiner
Footage from the last game at Sportsman's Park on May 8th, 1966 The St. Louis Cardinals hosted the San Francisco Giants
The AFL - The 1966 Kansas City Chiefs
Song of the Day
Dionne Warwick | Walk On By
Henry Thomas audition for E.T. "OK kid, you got the job"
Explore America
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME in Cooperstown, Upstate New York

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

TV Show of the Day
Route 66 TV Show | Episode Ten Drops of Water | 1960
TV Series: Route 66 Airing every Friday from October 1960 to March 1964, Route 66 starred Martin Milner as “Tod Stiles” and George Maharis as “Buz Murdock”. The show featured the stars moving from town to town in a Corvette Convertible, and involving themselves with the struggles of the local people. The theme song, composed and performed by Nelson Riddle, became a major hit in pop circles.
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (from The Concert in Central Park)
Curt Flood discusses his initial challenge to baseball to earn free agency
Interview of the Day
Roy Firestone interviews Ansel Adams
Things to remember from the 1950's and 1960's with music from the good old days

They had vision well beyond their years

Andy Worhol

Albert Einstein

Ansel Adams

Ben Franklin

Walter Cronkite

Andy Worhol

Albert Einstein

Ansel Adams

Ben Franklin

Walter Cronkite

Great Athletes

Pancho Gonzales

Ben Hogan

Pete Rose

Mel Parnell

Richard Petty

Pancho Gonzales

Ben Hogan

Pete Rose

Mel Parnell

Richard Petty

Collectible Editions

You have a choice of three versions of our collectible edition to select from. 52-pages, 100-pages (special oversized edition) and our 104-page version (hard cover). Enjoy your stroll down memory lane!



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