Sandy Koufax was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, becoming the youngest player to ever earn the honor at the age of 36.
Frank Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
At the time the NFL was comprised of the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and the Minnesota Vikings. The AFL was comprised of the Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots, New York Jets, Houston Oilers, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and the Denver Broncos.
The competition between these leagues drove up the draft prices for their players. The two leagues started to feel the pressure and in 1966 the AFL and NFL announced plans to merge in 1970. The AFL would be absorbed into the NFL, and a common draft would be implemented. Furthermore, a championship game was born: the Super Bowl.
Spurrier was entered into the College Football Hall of Game in 1986.
In 1966 the coach of the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach, retired. Russell was not Auerbach’s first choice as a replacement, in fact, Russell wasn’t his idea at all. Auerbach’s third choice for his successor turned down the opportunity as he did not think he could coach Russell, but suggested Russell himself as the ideal candidate. Auerbach agreed, and asked Russell, who accepted the role, becoming the first African American to coach a major league game.
Bill Russell was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975, the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007, and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Bill Russell was named the “Greatest Player in the History of the NBA” by the Professional Basketball Writers Association in 1980.
|Kansas City Chiefs 31 Buffalo Bills 7|
|Green Bay Packers 34 Dallas Cowboys 27|
|Texas Western College 72 University of Kentucky 65|
|Boston Celtics 4 Los Angeles Lakers 3|
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|Masters Tournament||Jack Nicklaus -2 Tommy Jacobs E Gay Brewer +6|
|Men’s U.S. Open|
|Billy Casper -1 Arnold Palmer +3|
|Women’s U.S. Open|
|Sandra Spuzich +9 Carol Mann +10 Mickey Wright +11|
|Baltimore Orioles 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 0|
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|NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Michigan State 6 Clarkson 1|
|Stanley Cup Finals|
|Montreal Canadiens 4 Detroit Red Wings 2|
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|Heavy Weight World Boxing Champion|