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1977
November 15, 1989
Audiences are transfixed by Star Wars on the big screen, Roots on the small screen and Annie on the stage. Horseplayers cheer Steve Cauthen, whose mounts earn $6 million plus. Bravo to the Yankees, Cowboys, Trail Blazers and Canadiens, and Notre Dame in football and Marquette in basketball.
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November 15, 1989

1977

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Walter Payton rushes for a one-game record 275 yards.

Nicklaus and Watson get better acquainted during a rain delay.

License plate sound-alike: R2D2.

Meadowlands milestone: Pel´┐Ż bows out.

In '61, A.J. Foyt won his first Indy (page 72). Now he wins No. 4. My, can it be 76 pages ago already?

Reggie! Reggie! The Yankee slugger shows how to do it. He also puts on a demonstration in the Series, with three homers in Game 6.

Elvis Presley dies at 42. Would we lie?

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