January 12th in New York City History
Jets Win Superbowl - Guaranteed!
College Football Bans Murder and Maim,
Legalizes Forward Pass.
Happy Birthday Howard Stern and All in the Family.
Posted: Jan 12, 2013 | 12:33 AM
by Jared Goldstein
1906: Inter-collegiate Athletic Association (now NCAA) announced new rules addressing the weekly death toll in college football, and legalizing the forward pass.
The previous season claimed 18 lives and caused 149 serious injuries. University presidents and President Roosevelt called to suppress "savagery and foul play."
1928: Pianist Vladimir Horowitz makes his American debut at Carnegie Hall.
1954: Howard Stern, Radio talk show host, TV judge on "America's Got Talent" celebrates his birthday again.
1969: The New York Jets led by Quarterback Joe Namath upset the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Namath brashly guaranteed that the 18 point underdog would win. He did his part connecting 17 out of 28 passes for 206 yards (over two lengths of field). This earned him game MVP.
The NY Mets will later upset the Baltimore Orioles to win the World Series autumn 1969.
1971: The ground-breaking sitcom "All in the Family," starring the Emmy-winning Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, premiered on CBS. Rob Reiner was a supporting actor, along with Ruth Stapleton.