Excitement over a man walking on the moon is tempered by the drowning, on the same weekend, of a young woman at Chappaquiddick. On another weekend, Bill Hartack wins his fifth Kentucky Derby. The Miracle Mets, Celtics, Canadiens, Chiefs and Texas in football and UCLA in basketball come through.
FACE IN THE CROWD
Nancy, 12, of Roswell, N. Mex., won the state women's golf championship, defeating medalist Mary Bryan of Portales, 10 and eight. Nancy's 75 on one round was only four strokes off the women's record on the University of New Mexico's course.
IN SI'S WORDS
YOU GOTTA BELIEVE
It was nearing midnight in the Diamond Club four stories above what remained of the playing field at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets, the most improbable champions in 100 years of professional baseball, gathered in a circle around the bandstand. Swaying back and forth with their arms wrapped around each other, they sang Heart from the musical Damn Yankees....
Next they sang God Bless America. And as the clock struck midnight they turned back into pumpkins.
No, they didn't, not really, for somewhere in the delirious weeks leading up to their victory over Baltimore, the Mets had been touched with permanent magic.
The first big collegiate football telecast next fall will present Southern Methodist versus the Air Force Academy, the Mustangs against the Falcons. Chevrolet is one of the sponsors.
The festival. The generation. The movie. The Peanuts character.
Jack Nicholson stars in "Easy Rider."
Mets catcher Jerry Grote shares an amazin' moment with battery mate Jerry Koosman.
What Joe Namath promises, Joe Namath delivers. Jets 16, Colts 7.
Taiwan wins the Little League World Series, the first of many.
Small step, giant leap.
"I'll take you and a player to be named later."
—DICK RADATZ, 6'6" EXPO, TO FREDDIE PATEK, 5'6" PIRATE, DURING A FIGHT BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS