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Sports in America: 1960

The 1960s, the Rock 'n' Roll Decade, saw the first televised Olympics, the first basketball player to score 100 points in a single game, and the first Super Bowl. Students, researchers, and general readers a… (See Below for Full Description)
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The 1960s, the Rock 'n' Roll Decade, saw the first televised Olympics, the first basketball player to score 100 points in a single game, and the first Super Bowl. Students, researchers, and general readers alike will be enthralled by 1960–1969, Second Edition as they learn about these major milestones in sports through a vivid presentation and handy reference features.

Highlights include:

  • Runner Wilma Rudolph wins two gold medals in the 1960 Olympics, the first Olympic Games to be broadcast to millions on television
  • Race car driver A.J. Foyt wins his first Indianapolis 500 race in 1961, the first of four career wins
  • In 1962 basketball star Wilt Chamberlain scores a record 100 points in one game
  • Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston to become the world heavyweight champion in 1964
  • The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl in 1967
  • The "Miracle Mets" win the 1969 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles in a stunning upset.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-453-7
ISBN-10 1604134534
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3313-3
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Sports in America
Author David Fischer; Foreword by Larry Keith
Publication Date 7/1/2010
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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