NBA – 1985 – Special – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach – With Roy Firestone + Stu Black

Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics.  As a coach, he won 938 games…which was a record at his retirement….plus he won nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten seasons….which Phil Jackson surpassed with 11 titles in eighteen seasons. As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won…

MLB – 1981 – NBC Sports Special – Tribute To Nolan Ryan Breaking Sandy Koufax Record Of 4 No Hitters

Houston Astros Pitcher Nolan Ryan established a Major League Baseball pitching record on September 26, 1981….when he broke Dodgers Sandy Koufax MLB record of 4 no hitters pitched….when he basically insured a 5 – 0 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers….while on his way to a record of throwing 7 no-hitters in his 27 year career.  …

Auto Racing – 1947 – John Cobbs Railton Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record + Mauri Rose Wins Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938.  On September 15, 1938, the Railton Special took the land speed record from Thunderbolt at 353.30 mph (568.58 km/h)…. also being the first to break the 350 mph (560 km/h) barrier.  Eyston re-took the record within 24 hours (357.50 mph…

News – October 14th 1947 – Test Pilot Chuck Yeagar Breaks Sound Barrier For The 1st Time In The X1

DOG ASIDE: Charles Elwood Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace and record-setting test pilot….who became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight in 1947….as seen in this actual footage of that historic flight. Yeager’s career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces….when after serving as…