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Nov. 15, 1989
Nov. 15, 1989

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Nov. 15, 1989

SI At 35
1954
  • THERE HAVE BEEN GOATS AS WELL AS HEROES, AND AS MANY LOSERS AS WINNERS, BUT THE THREE-AND-A-HALF DECADES SINCE ROGER BANNISTER'S EPOCHAL FOUR-MINUTE MILE (LEFT), ON MAY 6, 1954, HAVE BEEN WONDROUSLY RICH IN ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE FOLLOWING PAGES PROVIDE A YEAR-BY-YEAR CHRONICLE, BEGINNING WITH RON FIMRITE'S FOND AND EVOCATIVE LOOK BACK AT '54.

1955
1957
1958
1961
1964
1965
1967
1968
1969
1970
1972
1973
1974
1977
1978
1979
1980
1982
1984
1985
1986
1989
Ali
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Point After

1960

Worry, worry. Is doing the Twist bad for the back? Will the Pill promote promiscuity? Is it safe to shower? (Surely you saw Psycho.) And how do you pitch Maz? The Yankees blow that one, and the Pirates win the Series. The Eagles, Celtics, Canadiens, Ohio State (basketball) and Minnesota (football) win, too. For them, no worry.

This is an article from the Nov. 15, 1989 issue

AND INTRODUCING...
Cassius Clay, the best American prospect for a gold medal, likes to display supreme confidence by doing intricate dance steps between passages of boxing.
—SI, AUG. 29

The logo of the Boston Patriots, one of the new American Football League's eight teams.

Good wood: The Splendid Splinter hits a home run in his final at bat.

Jake LaMotta tells a Senate panel that he threw a fight in 1947.

Arnold Palmer adds the U.S. Open to his Masters title.

U.S. sprinter Wilma Rudolph wins three gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Rome.

A circuit clout for the ages. Bill Mazeroski's seventh-game, ninth-inning, World Series-winning, Yankee-beating homer provides high drama at Forbes Field.

The First Couple-Elect.

EIGHT PHOTOSPHOTOMARVIN E. NEWMAN
"There won't be much of a delay. We only have to change one spark plug and 42 sweatshirts."
—DON DRYSDALE, DODGER PITCHER, AFTER THE TEAM'S PLANE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING