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Historical Sports Events That Changed The World

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Sports has its own way to approach the humankind and its very much conventional. Witnessing history that draws us to the sports and always demands more to show up. All we can see in the media may be scripted and can be predetermined in most of the cases but in sports in all in an all type unpredictable. A true fan knows that how it magnets to be with their true passions. Sports used to heal peoples with historical events happening all around.

In that note, here we have discussed 20 incidents that have an alluring memory in the history of the sports.

1. 100 Points in a Single Game

100 Points in a Single Game Historical Sports Events That Changed The World

On March 2, 1962, there was an historical playoff between the Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks. For his squad, Wilt Chamberlain has a gold medal of 100 points. Exactly from that time on he had been regarded not only as a hero in the eyes of his fans but also of everyone.

2. Controversial Goal by Diego Maradona

Controversial Goal by Diego Maradona

Argentina’s quarter-final game in World Cup (Mexico, 1986) against England,was one of the best-known matches in the history of football. After a famous handball that Maradona did during this game, he achieved his peak in popularity. But Maradona evidently embodied his brightness in the second success of the match.

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3. Eight Medals In One Olympics Event

Eight Medals In One Olympics Event

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, a total of eight gold medals were earned by the leading swimmer and athlete Michael Phelps. The largest amount of medals that are won in a single contest is recorded by this game. A record of 7 medals by Mark Splitz existed before this record.

4. Germany’s Victory in the 1954 World Cup

Germany’s Victory in the 1954 World Cup

Some historians claim this game after the Second World War was a permanent effect, because of the matching aspect, on German and Hungarian post-world war history. The match took place in Switzerland on 4 July 1954. The match was also called “The Bern Miracle.”

5. Infamous Headbutt of Zidane

Infamous Headbutt of Zidane

In 2006, Germany and Italy were locked in the World Cup Final in Germany with 1-1 situation and Zinedine Zidane, passed defense player Marco Materazz for a few private reasons and became the most viral news about the 2006 World Cup. With 5-3 penalties, Italy won the final.

6. Jackie Robinson’s Way to Brooklyn Dodgers

Jackie Robinson’s Way to Brooklyn Dodgers

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was the first African American baseball player in modern times. When Brooklyn Dodgers began him in 1947, he broke the color line.

7. Jesse Owen’s Debunking of Aryan Myth

Jesse Owen’s Debunking of Aryan Myth Historical Sports Events That Changed The World

In 1936, the world was almost as broken as it would have been less than ten years later, and in Germany. Hitler received an election propaganda item and racism was one of them. Owens was the first and second person to break the 26-foot barrier in his second and third jumps of the finals.

8. King Beats Riggs in Support of Women

King Beats Riggs in Support of Women

In May 1973, Riggs, a 55-year-old former tennis champion, thought he could make more cash by challenging and playing a woman tennis player. This win definitely brought Riggs on to his perfect victory and also to the women who played tennis.

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9. Last Second Kickoff

Last Second Kickoff  Historical Sports Events That Changed The World

On November 20, 1982, on the basis of a college football match, University of California Golden Bears and Stanford’s University Cardinal faced each other. After a second last kickoff, it was successful. This play was epic, if you want to watch it over youtube you can.

10. Michael Jordan’s Final Basket

Michael Jordan’s Final Basket

Who’s the greatest player for basketball? You’re likely to find this name Michael Jordan if you understand this game. His squad, Chicago Bulls, led 3-2 in the 1998 NBA Finals but on a big 86-85 with 10 seconds remaining and guess what! In the last second, he scores 2 points and gives a historic victory to his team.

11. Mike Tyson Bit off Holyfield’s Ear

Mike Tyson Bit off Holyfield’s Ear

Now let’s speak about a contentious subject: Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were ready to meet again in 1997 within 8 months. Tyson snapped his opponent’s ear at the end of the third round, and everyone saw the blood that came out of Evander’s ear.

12. Miracle On Ice

Miracle On Ice

New York, the United States played four times the Soviet Union for the men’s ice hockey tournament in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. The US team was composed of some college players and had a victory over the Soviet Union, which is now frequently referred to as the’ Wonder of Ice.’

13. Single Foot Vault

Single Foot Vault

In 1996 Olympic, american athlete Kerri Strug, who was a member of the Magnificent Seven, represented America.  After she underrotated her landing and dropped, she had failed on her initial effort. In her second effort, she found herself on her right foot and raised weapons with confidence before the magistrates and made history.

14. Speech of a Dying Athlete

Speech of a Dying Athlete

A excellent player player (1925 to 1939) from New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig who earned the name ‘ The Iron Horse. ‘ After diagnosis, it was evident that he was left with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and told his popular speech on his last game, you can check this out over the internet.

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15. Super Shot by Bobby Thomson

Super Shot by Bobby Thomson

In 1951, after his winning home run, Bobby Thomson’s name was brought to the stage in the world of baseball. He played a game back then and that gamewas one of the most popular matches.

16. The Bob Beamon Long Jump

The Bob Beamon Long Jump

Bob Beamon set a world record after his lengthy jump of 29’2 1⁄2 inch during the Olympics in the Summer on October 18, 1968!!!! This exceptional jump broke the current record by nearly two feet. It had been a world record for 23 years before the record was broken in 1991.

17. The End of Roger Maris’ Single-Season Home Run Record

The End of Roger Maris’ Single-Season Home Run Record

He set the MLB record in 1961 “Home Run” with 61. Roger Eugene Maris was a professional US baseball player. Which broke Babe Ruth’s record of a house for one-season in 1927 with 60! The Stadium Busch celebrated its win in that era with a thousand supporters. He won the AL Gold Glove (1960) prize.

18. The Retirement of the Undefeated Heavyweight Champion

The Retirement of the Undefeated Heavyweight Champion

Have you ever heard of a player that was unbeaten? The only player that stays unbeaten throughout his career is Rocky Marciano. He played 43 knockout matches and won all of them victory. He has a web series and a film based on his incredible habits.

19. Winning Touchdown from Joe Montana

Winning Touchdown from Joe Montana

Joe Montana got famous for his touchdown to Dwight Clark, which gave a fabulous triumph to his team, when they played the NFC Championships between Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers in San Francisco. This “catch” is recognized  as a wonderful motion in the history of NFC.

20. 130 Bases Stolen in One Season

130 Bases Stolen in One Season

“Steal’s Man”  talking about the former professional baseball fielder Rickey Henderson, named for nine teams in the Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1979 to 2003. Having stealed 132 bases in total during the 1982 season.

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I am from Chicago by birth and by choice, I am happy to be on the road exploring new destinations, especially in February, often the coldest of the winter months of the city. I have bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism, and I've spent much of my career in news working for The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune. Over the past decade, I have focused on exploring the world as a writer and independent travel photographer. Highlights include tracking and photographing wild animals in Kenya, documenting monarch butterflies hibernates on a mountain in Mexico and spending a night in a tent in the Sahara desert.

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