Today is Thursday, September 29, 2022
- The first network football game was televised by CBS-TV in color. The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.
- The New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds. The next year the Giants were in San Francisco, CA.
- Eva Shain became the first woman to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match. About 70 million people watched Muhammad Ali defeat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.
- Mary Lou Retton announced that she was quitting gymnastics.
- Magic Johnson announced that he was returning to professional basketball. The comeback ended the following November.
|Go out that door to victory. |
- Knute Rockne, University of Notre Dame football coach, after an inspiring halftime talk