Jan. 12, 1969, Miami
Jets 16, Colts 7
MVP: Joe Namath, Jets quarterback (17-of-28 for 206 yards; directs an offense that compiles 337 yards).
IN THE NEWS: Sesame Street debuts. June 28: The Stonewall riot in New York City begins the gay rights movement. July 20: Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon. July 25: Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., gets a two-month suspended sentence for his guilty plea to leaving the scene of a July 18 accident at Chappaquiddick, Mass., in which secretary Mary Jo Kopechne drowned. August: Woodstock.
BEST PICTURE OSCAR: Oliver!
MUSIC OF THE MOMENT: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In/the Fifth Dimension
EVERYBODY'S WATCHING: Get Smart
SUPER BOWL IV
Jan. 11, 1970, New Orleans
Chiefs 23, Vikings 7
MVP: Len Dawson, Chiefs quarterback (leads drives that result in three Jan Stenerud field goals and a 16-0 halftime lead; leads an 82-yard fourth-quarter drive that ends with a 46-yard touchdown pass to Otis Taylor).
IN THE NEWS: March 1: Rhodesia severs its last tie with Britain and declares itself a racially segregated republic. May 1: U.S. troops invade Cambodia. May 4: Four Kent State students are killed by National Guardsmen at a demonstration protesting the Cambodia invasion.
BEST PICTURE OSCAR: Midnight Cowboy
MUSIC OF THE MOMENT: ABC/the Jackson Five
EVERYBODY'S WATCHING: The Mary Tyler Moore Show