1964 SOME 20,000 people turn out on Sept. 24 to listen to conservative Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater's appeal for votes in his campaign against Lyndon Johnson. Was he bitten by the Bambino's curse? Goldwater would lose in a landslide.
1967 FENWAY'S noisy faithful are stunned into silence during an Aug. 18 night game when a fastball from Angels righty Jack Hamilton strikes beloved Sox slugger Tony Conigliaro in the left eye. Conigliaro collapses and is taken out on a stretcher—some think he has been killed. He would not return to Boston's lineup until 1969.
1967 IN Game 6 of the World Series, played on a Wednesday afternoon, the Sox, on the verge of elimination, blow open a 4--4 game with a four-run seventh inning and defeat the Cardinals 8--4. A crowd of 35,188 leaves hoping that ace Jim Lonborg, working on two days' rest, can best St. Louis's Bob Gibson in Game 7. (Lonnie can't.)
1968 DEMOCRATIC—and antiwar—presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy takes to a makeshift stage over second base on July 25 to rally some 36,000 supporters. And, as The Harvard Crimson reports, "Thousands more went wild in the streets outside."