January 15th 1967

53 years ago the first Superbowl was played on this date in 1967. The two leagues (NFC and the AFC) were rivals and they agreed to play in what was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game (no wonder why they changed the name). In 1969 it started to get marketed as The Super Bowl.

The reason I know this? I was born while it was being played…

On January 15, 1967, The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

30 seconds of advertising cost $42,500 in 1967 on television during this game

Last year 30 seconds of advertising cost $5,250,000 during the Super Bowl

The number 1 song? I’m A Believer by the Monkees..I had to fit music in somewhere.

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

25 thoughts on “January 15th 1967”

  1. Happy Birthday- and this is incredible- when I saw your headline- I was going to type something then I read it and saw you were born during the game- my sister-in-law was born at halftime of the SB I- which she often has reminded me of over the years. Do you have any memories of the game! I just missed the Mazeroski home run by a month. I have a friend who was born in August 1960 and he claims he remembers it… yeah right. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks! If I did I forgot them lol…My Dad told me he was listening to it on the radio in the hospital when it happened.
      It is pretty cool knowing that was happening.
      If you would have hit Mazeroski… that would have been very cool! Preordained Pirates fan.

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  2. A belated happy birthday!!
    cool having something historic like that happen the day you were born! Wonder how many, if any, of the fans bacck then would’ve guessed how big that AFC-NFC Bowl game would become?

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    1. Thank you… yea it is pretty cool. My Dad was listening to the game on radio in the hospital.
      Yea it grew into an event not a game. Smart marketing from the NFL… but rarely a great game… though sometimes it can surprise you.

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  3. Happy birthday! I don’t have a specific memory of this game, but soon after it must be when I started being aware of the Chiefs. I’m guessing you’ve seen the old photos from halftime of this game? There’s one of Len Dawson sitting in a metal folding chair, with a bottle of soda on the floor, and he’s smoking a cigarette. Different times!

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    1. Thank you! Yes Iโ€™ve seen some of those photos just going through the game. I have the game at home that Iโ€™ve watched a few times. Those times were different and itโ€™s hard to believe I was around… although barely.

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      1. It’s cool that you have the game. I’ve seen highlights over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever watched the whole game. I miss hearing Len Dawson on the Chiefs radio broadcasts. He was their color analyst until just two years ago.

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      2. Sometimes the announcers are just as important as players. Vin Scully of the Dodgers just retired a couple of years ago after being there since the 50s.


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