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.