Len Dawson is named MVP as Kansas City beats Minnesota, 23-7, in Super Bowl IV.
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Denver quarterback John Elway engineers "The Drive." Trailing Cleveland by seven points with 5:32 remaining in the AFC championship game, Elway marches the Broncos 98 yards on 15 plays to force overtime, then moves Denver 60 yards on nine plays on their first possession of overtime to set up Rich Karlis' game-winning 33-yard field goal in the Broncos' 23-20 victory.
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Bobby Knight becomes the all-time leader in coaching wins with 229.
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Carlton Fisk, in his second year of eligibility, and Tony Perez, on his ninth try, are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Muhammad Ali receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Born on this Day
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