Aloha Bowl winner Fresno state vs. SMU and NBA on Christmas Day just a few things to look forward to over the next few days.
1951 – A NFL championship game was televised nationally for the first time. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cleveland Browns 24-17. The DuMont Network had paid $75,000 for the rights to the game.
1972 – The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Oakland Raiders 13-7 in an NFL playoff game on a last-second play that was dubbed the “Immaculate Reception.” Pittsburgh’s Franco Harris caught a deflected pass and ran it in for the winning touchdown.
1991 – Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll retired after 23 seasons. He was the only coach to win four Super Bowls.
1995 – Tonya Harding and Mike Smith were married.
1997 – Jari Kurri (Colorado Avalanche) became the 8th NHL player to score 600 goals.