Golf – 1969 – Highlights Of The US Open Championship – With Winner Orville Moody + Arnold Palmer

Orville Moody (December 9, 1933 – August 8, 2008) was an American professional golfer….who won numerous tournaments in his career….including the 1969 U.S. Open….as he was the last champion in the 20th century to win through local and sectional qualifying.  Moody gave up his military career in favor of a trial run at the PGA Tour in 1967…..thereby his nickname on the…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Concert

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..which was first recorded that year…..as the song has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road.  It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia…..but Carmichael…

NFL – 1969 To 1979 – NFL Films – Best Ever Quarterbacks – Cowboys Roger Staubach – With John Facenda

Roger Staubach was nicknamed “Roger the Dodger“, “Captain America” and “Captain Comeback“….who was an American former football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL)…..as he led America’s Team the Dallas Cowboys for 11 years.  Roger the Dodger attended the U.S. Naval Academy…..where he won the 1963 Heisman Trophy….and after graduation he served in the U.S. Navy, including a tour of duty in Vietnam…..after which he joined the  Dallas Cowboys in 1969….and…

NFL – 1961 To 1978 – NFL Films – Best Ever Quarterbacks – Vikings Fran Tarkenton – With John Facenda

Fran Tarkenton is an American former football player….who was a quarterback for the University of Georgia….and, subsequently, in the National Football League (NFL)…..where he played for 18 seasons, spending the majority of his career with the Minnesota Vikings….which spanned thirteen non-consecutive seasons….while playing with the team for six seasons from 1961 to 1966….then for seven seasons from 1972 to 1978…..while in between his years in…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – I Cant Stop Loving You – Sung Live In Concert At Constitution Hall

“I Can’t Stop Loving You“ is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter, and musician Don Gibson….who first recorded it on December 30, 1957 for RCA Victor Records. It was released in 1958 as the B-side of “Oh, Lonesome Me”…thus becoming a double-sided  country hit single. At the time of Gibson’s death in 2003, the song had been recorded by more than…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – You Dont Know Me – Sung Live In Concert At Constitution Hall

“You Don’t Know Me“ is a song written by Cindy Walker….which was based on a title and story line given to her by Eddy Arnold in 1955…..and was first recorded by Arnold that year and released as a single on April 21, 1956 on RCA Victor. The first version of the song to make the Billboard charts was by Jerry Vale in 1956, peaking at #…

NFL – 1969 – Legendary Curt Gowdy Highlights His Most Memorable Call – Super Bowl III Jets Vs Colts

Curt Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster….who was well known as the longtime “voice” of the Boston Red Sox….and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports and ABC Sports in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  His accomplishments include coining the nickname “The Granddaddy of Them All” for the Rose Bowl Game….while taking the moniker…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Running Backs – With Gale Sayers + O J Simpson + Jim Brown

Gale Sayers is an American former professional football player….who earned acclaim both as a halfback and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL). In a brief but highly productive NFL career, Sayers spent seven seasons with the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1971….as multiple injuries effectively limited him to five seasons of play.  He was known for his elusiveness and agility, and was regarded by…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Teams – Featuring Packers + Dolphins + Steelers With John Facenda

John Facenda (August 8, 1913 – September 26, 1984) was an American broadcaster and sports announcer…..who was a fixture on Philadelphia radio and television for decades….and achieved national fame as a narrator for NFL Films and Football Follies. Through his work with NFL Films, Facenda was known by many National Football League fans as “The Voice of God.” One night in 1965, Facenda went to a local tavern, the RDA Club, which happened to…