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January 20, 1958
Sportsmen of the years line up in New York after receiving their SPORTS ILLUSTRATED trophies, replicas of a Greek vase made in Attica about 510 B.C. Left to right: Dr. Roger Bannister (1954); Johnny Podres (1955);...
The world's first four-minute miler good-humoredly discusses the headaches of fan mail, all part of the PRICE OF FAME
July 23, 1956 | Roger Bannister
It is sometimes overlooked that the penny post made fan mail possible. It is unlikely, for example, that Byron was greatly troubled by autograph hunters when he awoke to find himself famous on the appearance of...
August 27, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
MOMENTS AND MEMORIESSir:Thanks so much for your Silver Anniversary Issue (Aug. 13) and the remembrance of things past. As the daughter of a charter subscriber—I think the first issue is still in the top drawer of the...
December 23, 1985
Old stuff. Junk. Taken piece by piece, that is what the bulk of the sports-related memorabilia at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. might seem to some. Ticket...
September 13, 1976 | Daphne Hurford
It seems fitting that the Guinness folks would pick New York City's Empire State Building for their new World Records Exhibit Hall, because that oldtime skyscraper held the record as the world's tallest for 39 years....