Music – 1982 – Queen – Under Pressure – With David Bowie

“Under Pressure“ is a song by the British rock band Queen and singer David Bowie…..which was originally released as a single in October 1981…..and was later included on Queen’s 1982 album Hot Space…..as the song reached # 1 on the UK Singles Chart….while becoming Queen’s second # 1 hit in their home country….after their “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 1975….which topped the chart for nine weeks….…

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Boxing – 1981 – CBSs Brent Musburger Profiles Life And Career Of WBA Bantamwt Champ Jeff Chandler

“Joltin’” Jeff Chandler is a former professional boxer…..who reigned as the Lineal and WBA World Bantamweight Champion from November 1980 to April 1984….as the 5’7″ (67 inches / 1.70 meters) tall Philadelphian began his professional career with a four-round draw in 1976 after only two amateur bouts. Chandler then began a four-year string of victories culminating in a challenge for the world’s…

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Boxing – 1964 – Cassius Clay-Ali Has Poem Prediction On Upcoming Title Fight With Champ Sonny Liston

Cassius Clay began taunting and provoking Liston almost immediately after the two agreed to fight….as he purchased a bus….and had it emblazoned with the words “Liston Must Go In Eight”….when on the day of the contract signing, he drove it to Liston’s home in Denver…..and woke up the champion with the press in tow at…

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Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Scenic Backdrops Washington National Monuments

“America the Beautiful“ is an American patriotic song….with lyrics written by Katharine Lee Bates….while  the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey…..as the two never met…..when Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, “Pikes Peak“…..which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895.  At that time,…

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NFL – 1950s + 1960s – NFL Films – Best Teams Ever – Green Bay Packer With Coach Vince Lombardi

For the 1958 NFL season, the Packers, with five future Hall of Famers playing on the team, finished with a record of 1–10–1…..which was the worst in Packer history….as the players were dispirited the Packer shareholders were disheartened….while the Green Bay community was enraged. The angst in Green Bay extended to the NFL as a whole……as the financial viability…

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Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell InStudio With Welterwt Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After Duran II Fight

The rematch took place November 25, 1980, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Leonard used his superior speed and movement to outbox and befuddle Durán…..saying “The whole fight, I was moving, I was moving….and Voom! I snapped his head back with a jab. Voom! I snapped it back again. He tried to get me against the ropes….when I’d pivot,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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