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November 15, 1989
Up goes the Berlin Wall. Down go the Bay of Pigs invaders. Around goes Yuri Gagarin. On top are the Blackhawks, Celtics, Packers and the potent Yankees, whom some compare favorably to the '27 Bombers. The Bearcats (Cincinnati, a year after Oscar Robertson) and the Bear (Alabama) also win titles.
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November 15, 1989

1961

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Roger Maris admires his Bambino-tying 60th home run. Number 61 will follow, allowing Maris to finish seven up on Yankee M & M partner Mickey Mantle.

Ray Kroc negotiates to buy the name McDonald's for his budding hamburger chain.

How many of the NFL's starting quarterbacks-all 14 of whom are assembled for this in-season photo-will make the Hall of Fame? The answer is six: Layne, Starr, Unitas, Tarkenton, Jurgensen, Tittle.

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