Famous Sporting Achievements by Americans: When Did They Occur?

Famous Sporting Achievements by Americans: When Did They Occur?

This quiz is about many famous events in American sports. I'm sure you are familiar with most or all of these accomplishments by a group of amazing athletes and teams, but do you remember exactly WHEN they occurred? Well, pardon the pun, but it is TIME to find out!

What year was the first Super Bowl?

In what year did Serena Williams win her 1st Wimbledon title?

From 1980 to 1988, what was the only year in this 9 year period where the NBA champs were NOT the Celtics or the Lakers?

In what year did two American athletes raised their fists in protest on an Oympic podium?

In what year did Peyton Manning play against Eli Manning in the Super Bowl?

In what year did a USA Men's Basketball Team lead by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird win an Olympic Gold Medal?

In what year did Wilt Chamberlain once score 100 points in one game?

In what year did Joe Dimaggio have his 56 consecutive game hitting streak?

In what year did Ted Williams become the last hitter to hit over .400 in a single season?

In what year did Gordie Howe play his last season in the NHL?

In what year did Mariano Rivera retire as the career leader in saves?

In what year did the New York Yankees play the New York Mets in the World Series?

In what year did the Boston Red Sox end a 85 year streak and finally win their 1st World Series in a long time?

In what year did a group of amateur hockey players lead the USA to a Gold Medal Olympic victory in Lake Placid?

In what year did Jim and John Harbaugh coach against each other in the Super Bowl?

What was the 1st year that NCAA Football started having a 4 team playoff system to determine a national champion?

In what year did Pete Sampras win his 1st Wimbledon title?

In what year did Tom Brady play his 1st Super Bowl?

In what year did Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match in the Houston Astrodome?

In what year was the first modern Olympics Games held?

In what year did Tiger Woods win his last Major?

In what year did Buster Douglas knock out Mike Tyson in one of the biggest upsets in Boxing history?

In what year did Wrigley Field in Chicago finally add lights so the Cubs could play night games?

In what two years in the 1990s did the Chicago Bulls NOT win the NBA title in between 2 separate 3 year in a row title runs?

In what year did Tiger Woods win his 1st Major?

Famous Sporting Achievements by Americans: When Did They Occur?

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