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Sports in America: 1960–1969, Second Edition
  • Authored by: David Fischer; Foreword by Larry Keith
  • From the Series: Sports in America
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  • ISBN-10: 1438133138
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-3313-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 07/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 796
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 96

Summary

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.

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