Sports have been around for quite some time, but they extremely popular during the groovy era. Just about everything from boxing to soccer and football to hockey; they all were watched by hundreds of thousands and we've managed to snag a few rare pictures that we're sure you've never seen before.
Young upcoming boxer Mohammed Ali overpowered his opponent (Sonny Liston) when he knocked him down flat during the first round of a match. It has been said that Ali tried to coax Sonny into another round but to no avail.
On May 6th 1954, Roger Bannister, a twenty five year old medical student, made history when he became the first athlete ever to run a mile long race in only three minutes and 59.4 seconds.
In 1997, basketball player Michael Jordan overcome the odds. During the last game of the NBA finals, he became ill yet he continued to persevere and led the Chicago Bulls to an impressive victory against the Utah Jazz.