Rewind to 1978 – Last Triple Crown Winner – Affirmed

4 Jun

Its been 34 years since we’ve witnessed a Triple Crown winner.

Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes over his nemesis Alydar on June 10, 1978.

We were singing to the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive while gassing up the car at 70 cents a gallon.

What else was going on back then?

 June 4:  The movie Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, makes it world debut.

 June 6: The Television show 20/20 debuts on ABC. The Washington Post denounced it as “the trashiest stab at candycane journalism yet.”

 June 7: The Seattle SuperSonics lose Game 7 to the Washington Bullets 105-99 in the NBA Finals at the Seattle Coliseum. The Mariners game that night didn’t start unit 8:35 fans could watch the 6 game on the Kingdome big screen.

 June 9: The Boston Celtics, with the sixth pick, selected Indiana State Junior Larry Bird in the NBA draft.


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