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.
This week’s deaths included a Nobel Prize-winning economist who taught at the University of Chicago; a German art collector who kept a secret stash of prized works stolen from Jews by the Nazis; and a former heavyweight boxing champion and longtime friend of Muhammad Ali. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
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.