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1978

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
2054
Point After

1978

A get-together at Camp David ends happily, a gathering in Jonestown in tragedy. Saturday-night fever rages, and Bucky Dent gives the Red Sox a Monday-afternoon headache. Besides Dent's Yankees, the Steelers, Bullets, Canadiens, Kentucky in basketball, and Alabama and USC in football earn laurels.

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

INCIDENTALLY
CALL OF THE WILD
Branford Angier, author of Living off the Country, Survival with Style, Bobcats Before Breakfast, We Like It Wild, Edible Wild Plants and The Master Backwoodsman, lives in a condominium.

A big rapper's candy wrapper.

Nancy Lopez wins nine tournaments.

Billy Martin resigns.

Michael Jordan is 15.

In the Preakness, as in the Derby and the Belmont, its Affirmed (right) yea, Alydar neigh.

Arkansas's Sidney Moncrief contemplates a dunk.

Here, Leon Spinks takes Ali's title. Ali will reclaim it seven months later.

Woody Hayes punches out as Ohio State's coach.

RESODDED: Terry Bradshaw

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONNINE PHOTOS
"Kansas State hasn't won a Big Eight championship in 40 years. I told them that if I don't win a championship in that same length of time, I'll resign."
—JIM DICKEY, NEW WILDCAT FOOTBALL COACH