1. The highly contested soccer match between Argentina and England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals is to thank for the “Hand of God” goal in which Maradona used his hand to place the ball into the net. The goal was allowed, and led to Argentina’s victory there and in the final against West Germany.
2. This image from May 1965 shows the towering great Muhammad Ali standing over his opponent, Sonny Liston, yelling “get up and fight” after his first-round knockout. The fights between the two were described by some as “the most popular fight since Hitler and Stalin—180 million Americans rooting for a double knockout.” The May 1965 lasted a mere two minutes and twelve seconds—one of the shortest heavyweight title spars in history.
May 1, 2014
Officially opening its doors to the public in 1968, Madison Square Garden is the oldest and most active major sporting facility in New York City, and one of the busiest music arenas in the world. With a price tag of a cool $1.1 billion, it’s also thought to be one of the most expensive venues ever built.