The biggest sports story the year you were born
- The biggest moments in sports often extend beyond the games and dominate the news cycle.
- We went back to 1950 to find the biggest sports story each year.
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The biggest moments in sports often transcend the games themselves and become part of the fabric of society.
Each year, there are plays, moments, and events that become the biggest stories of the year, extending well beyond the field or court.We searched back over the last 69 years to find the biggest sports story each year. Some of them are incredible plays and moments on the field, some of them are singular events that rocked the world, while others were stories that lasted weeks and even months, dominating the news cycle.
Here are the biggest sports stories from each year, starting in 1950.