Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in a 14-round Philippines bout, “Saturday Night Live” debuted, two young Arkansas law professors named Bill and Hillary tied the knot and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s blue Corvette wasn’t long off the assembly line.
By the late 1960s, Howard Cosell had, in effect, typecast himself out of the lower classes of the sports-casting realm. He had become too big for not-quite- important events and was relied on by ABC to score the momentous interview.
Cain Velasquez, a tattooed mixed martial arts fighter, slams his elbow into the face of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, opening an inch-long gash on the bridge of the 264-pound Brazilian’s nose. Blood sprays onto the Bud Light logo in the middle of the canvas mat.
The gym where boxing champion Joe Frazier trained, the hospital at New York’s Ellis Island and Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood neighborhood made the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2012 list of the Most Endangered Historic Places.
Hall of Fame player Julius Erving’s only National Basketball Association championship ring and the trunks Muhammad Ali wore in his first fight against Joe Frazier are among sports memorabilia being put up for auction.
LeRoy Neiman, the flamboyantly mustachioed painter whose vivid portraits of athletes and celebrities made him one of the best-known and most commercially successful American artists, has died. He was 91.