If you are a true boxing fan, you must watch the Thrilla in Manila, wherein Muhammad Ali created history by knocking out Joe Frazier after 14 grueling rounds for the title of heavyweight champion of the world in 1975.
“It’s gone! It’s 715! There’s a new home run champion of all time” is what the commentator on WSB radio yelled when Hank Aaron broke game legend Babe Ruth’s home run streak by securing his 715th career run in 1974.
Roger Bannister became the first ever person to conquer the mile by running the distance in just under four minutes. The four-minute barrier was broken by him at Oxford University’s Iffley Road Track in 1954.
Brandi Chastain’s victory after scoring the winning penalty in the 1999 World Cup games is a moment forever etched in the memory of football fans across the world. This was their second world cup title.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias certainly proved that it doesn’t matter when you start, as long as you do. She may have picked up golf late but mastered the sport to win the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship.
Diego Maradona is known for scoring a goal with his hand in the quarterfinals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The referee did not call a penalty, and it gave Argentina a lead that subsequently led to their win.
The 1972 Olympics witnessed one of the worst incidents in sporting history when terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli team, including athletes, coaches, and officials. Mark Spitz still managed to win seven gold medals that year.
14-year-old Nadia Com?neci, a Romanian gymnast, set an example for aspiring female athletes by scoring a total of seven perfect 10s in gymnastics events at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. She won three gold medals and one silver and bronze each.
In the 1977 Open Championship, Tom Watson managed a birdie putt after his opponent Jack Nicklaus played an absolute stunner 35-foot shot to clinch the title. The tournament was dubbed as ‘Duel in the Sun’.
Injury did not stop Kerri Strugg from winning a gold medal in the pole vault event in the 1996 Olympics. Her coach holding Kerri on the winning podium is a moment to cherish in the history of the Olympics.
When the stakes were already high in the fifth inning of the 1932 World Series game three, Babe Ruth decided to call the shot to center field and hit a home run on the next pitch to the exact same spot.
Mary Lou Retton became the first American who achieved perfect 10s to win the first individual all-around gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics despite undergoing surgery for a knee injury just weeks before the event.
A defining moment in boxing history in 1990 at the Tokyo Dome match, Buster Douglas delivered a knockout punch to Mike Tyson. Tyson’s defeat shattered his record for being the undisputed heavyweight champion.
Bill Walton was the center field player for his UCLA Bruins basketball team and scored 44 points in the 1973 NCAA men’s national championship, a game that helped secure the seventh consecutive title for his team.