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1987

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

1987

Oliver North, Gary Hart and Jim Bakker are sidelined by scandals. SMU's football team is sidelined by one, too. A strike sidelines NFL players, but replacement games are played. Sugar Ray Leonard comes off the sidelines to beat Marvelous Marvin Hagler. The Twins, Redskins, Lakers, Edmonton, Miami (football) and Indiana (basketball) sideline their opponents.

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

INCIDENTALLY
PUTTING IT MILDLY
USA Today reported on a girls' basketball game: "Senior Jan Jensen had a career-high 105 points to help Elk Horn-Kimballtown [Iowa] defeat Villisca 132-63." Nothing like a little help.

Black Monday: at the bell, a 508-point drop.

Pit bulls on a rampage.

The NFL strike results in one lost Sunday, leaving the Redskins' unofficial mascot, Chief Z, dejected.

Mike Tyson unifies the heavyweight title. Next victim, please.

For the third time four years, the Lakers and the Celtics meet for the title. This time Michael Cooper's team beats Larry Bird and Co.

Dennis Conner wins back the America's Cup he lost in '83.

Dodger honcho Al Campanis gets canned, after averring on "Night-line" that blacks "may not have some of the necessities."

SIX PHOTOSPHOTOJon Wright
"It's a good thing Brian was a third child, or he would have been the only one."
—KATHY BOSWORTH, THE MOTHER OF THE SEAHAWKS' BRIAN BOSWORTH