Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens Free Skate Finals – CZK Josef Sabovcik

Jozef (Jumping Joe) Sabovčík is a Slovak figure skater….who competed for Czechoslovakia….and is the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics bronze medalist….a two-time European champion in 1985 and 1986… and a six-time Czechoslovakian national champion…..whose quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships was originally approved as the first quad jump landed in competition….but a few weeks later was deemed invalid due to a touchdown with his free foot. Despite a…

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Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Do Nothing Til You Hear It From Me – From Salute To Duke Ellington

Joe Williams had a powerful voice with a smooth delivery that provide some of the best jazz vocals to ever grace the stage…..and after spending years on the road with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Count Bassie Orchestra….he join Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach and Billy Taylor + His All Star Orchestra to…

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Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Martha Hyer Stand Up Routine + Clip From 1958 Movie Paris Holiday

Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress….who is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running in 1958….for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She had supporting roles in the war story Battle Hymn with Rock Hudson in 1958….along with the drama Mister Cory with Tony Curtis in 1957….then she was…

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Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant PreFight Show For Tyson Vs Bruno

After the long time HBO Boxing broadcasting team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant broke-up in late 1987 due to the departure of Barry Tompkins….HBO turned the host reigns that Tompkins held over the years to highly experienced ABC sportscaster Jim Lampley….who seamlessly joined Sugar and Larry to bring HBO Boxing events…

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Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens + Ice Dance – With CBS John Tesh + Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18 to 23….wlhile at the event….which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union….medals were awarded in men’s singles….ladies’ singles….pair skating…..and ice dancing…..as Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions of 0.1 for falls….after she gave USSR Alexandr Fadeev a score of 5.9 after he fell…

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Music – 1982 – Eddie Money – Shakin

Eddie Money is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist….who had success in the 1970’s and 1980’s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums….with well known for songs like “Baby Hold On”, “Two Tickets to Paradise”, “Maybe I’m a Fool”, “Think I’m in Love”, “Take Me Home Tonight”, “I Wanna Go Back”, “Walk on Water”, “The Love in…

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Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan + Joe Williams – It Dont Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing

Joe Williams (December 12, 1918 – March 29, 1999) was an American jazz singer….who sang with big bands such as the Count Basie Orchestra….and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra….plus with his combos…. while singing in two films with the Basie orchestra….and sometimes he worked as an actor.  Williams worked as a singer and bouncer in Chicago in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s….when he began singing…

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Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview With Winner Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva

Livingstone Bramble was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World…..who became the first world champion from the Virgin Islands…..and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….while constantly hinting that he wishes to fight on…..whereas his record stands at 40 wins…26 losses and 3 draws….with 25 KO’s. Lou Duva (May…

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Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Destroys Duran

After 60+ years as a Sportsphile….I have seen many things that world class athletes have used to stimulate themselves just prior taking “center stage”…..be it a moment of silent prayer with the All Mighty….even a “mental psyche job” from a coach or trainer like Bundini Brown did for Muhammad Ali prior to him entering the ring for a…

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