The Role Of Sports In The 1960's

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Sports - There are some very big events in the 1960s that changed sports forever. The biggest event was the first ever NFL Super Bowl which turned out to eventually be one of the most popular sporting events in the US. In the first Super Bowl each ticket was under 12 dollars. The average ticket for the latest Super Bowl was in between 2,500 and 3,000 dollars. The popularity for the sport grew greatly from then to now.The game was played on January 15, 1967 and was won by the Green Bay Packers. The Packers also went on to win the second super bowl in 1968. They were coached by Vince Lombardi one of the greatest football coaches of all time. Another major part of sports in the 60s was the Boston Celtics. They won 9 of the 10 NBA Championships played in the 60s. Baseball was…show more content…
Cuba joined the Soviet Union in 1959 when their leader, Fidel Castro, aligned himself with them. During the time of the missile crisis the U.S. and the Soviet Union were engaged in the Cold War a series of political and economic clashes. The missiles were discovered on October 14, 1962 when the pilot of an American U-2 spy plane photographed a Soviet SS-4 missile being assembled for installation. President Kennedy was notified about the situation on October 16. He called together a group of advisors and officials known as the Executive Committee. The most alarming thing about the missiles to the U.S was that the missiles were being assembled just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. These missiles were capable of quickly reaching targets on the east coast. The Soviets were worried about the number of nuclear weapons targeted at them in Western Europe and Turkey. He saw the missiles in Cuba as a way of leveling the playing field with the U.S. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev made a big gamble on sending these missiles to
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