Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Free Skate – USA Brian Boitano – With Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to March 23rd…..as an event sanctioned by the International Skating Union…..with medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  The ISU Representative was Czech Josef Dědič and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták of Hungary.  Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions…

Music – 1942 – Bing Crosby + Dorothy Lamour + Bob Hope – Moonlight Becomes You – From A Road Show

Moonlight Becomes You is a popular song….which was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke…..as the song was written for the Paramount Pictures release Road to Morocco in 1942…..and published in connection with the film…..after a staff arranger named Vic Schoen wrote the arrangement for Paramount.  The song has been recorded many times….while becoming a standard….but the recording by Bing Crosby on June 12, 1942 is the best…

Music – 1982 – Some Of Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live Austin City Limit

The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938….with the original recording being created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939.  It is often called simply The Special…..and has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem…..and for that matter, country music’s national anthem. Rouse copyrighted the song before the Orange Blossom…

NFL – 1970s – NFL Films – Best Team Ever – The Pittsburg Steelers Of The Seventies With Chuck Noll

Chuck Noll was named the 14th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 27, 1969….after Penn State coach Joe Paterno turned down an offer for the position…..as Noll was the youngest coach in NFL history at the time…..when Steelers owner Art Rooney would later credit Don Shula as the person who recommended Noll as a head coach.  Noll implemented a defensive system in Pittsburgh that…

Boxing – 1982 – NBCs Marv Albert Interview With Lt Heavywt Bobby Czyz After Losing To Mustafa Hamsho

In this 1982 interview by NBC’s Marv Albert of middleweight boxer Bobby Czyz after his 10 round loss to Mustafa Hamsho…..in which Czyz entered the ring with a record of 20 wins and no losses…..it is easy to see in Czyz’s voice and body language that he was extremely disappointed at losing the fight….and was…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Ice Dancing Finals – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Natalia Bestemianova is a Russian ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union with her partner Andrei Bukin….who together won the gold in Pairs Figure Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics….the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics silver medalist….along with being the four-time World champions…..and three-time World silver medalist…..plus, the five-time European champion.  Bestemianova and Butkin were coached by legendary ice dancing coach Tatiana Tarasova…..when they capped their…

Boxing – 1964 – Special – Cassius Clay Alias Muhammad Ali Goes Crazy At Weigh In With Sonny Liston

Cassius Clay’s outbursts reached their peak at the pre-fight weigh-in/physical the morning of the event…. when title fight weigh-ins, before this, had been predictable and boring…..but when The Louisville Lip  entered the room where the weigh-in would be held wearing a denim jacket with the words “Bear Huntin’” on the back and carrying an African walking…

Body Building – 1985 – I F B B Womens World Championship – Featuring Vera Bendel – With Bruce Jenner

Vera Bendel is a German bodybuilder and entrepreneur….who was the first German champion in women’s bodybuilding….and she was also the first German bodybuilder to become a professional in the sport.  In November 1979 she opened her gym in Hanau-Steinheim together with her husband Willi Bendel….where  Ralf Moeller and Kurt Felix also trained…..when in the spring…

Body Building – 1985 – Bruce Jenner + Linda Thomson Jenner Intro To IFBB Women World Championships

Bruce Jenner won the decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and became an instant national hero in America. Jenner appeared on the cover of the August 9, 1976, issue of Sports Illustrated….the February 1979 issue of Gentleman’s Quarterly….and on the cover of Playgirl  magazine ….and little did anyone know at this time that he would…