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February231960
VP Nixon receives Patriot of the Year Award
Vice President Richard Nixon would receive the Patriot of the Year Award and use it for his Presidential run.
Keywords: patriot of the year award, richard nixon, vice president, father sorin, washington birthday, richard corbett, father hesburgh, henry cabot lodge
June51960
The 1960 Commencement Exercises - I Like Ike and Pope
The 1960 Commencement exercises included President Eisenhower, future Pope Paul VI, and Dr. Tom Dooley.
Keywords: tom dooley, president eisenhower, commencement, graduation, father sorin, south quad, stadium, pope paul vi, cardinal montini, father hesburgh, west point
October291960
Navy gets revenge
After the winning the last two, Notre Dame would not muster more than a touchdown against Navy.
Keywords: football, navy, george haffner, jim sherlock, bob scarpitto
November261960
The Daryle Lamonica Show
California-native Quarterback Daryle Lamonica would do it all against Southern Cal.
Keywords: football, southern cal, daryle lamonica, john mckay, george haffner, murphy, buoniconti, california
December21960
Dr. Dooley writes letter to Fr. Hesburgh
Dr. Tom Dooley would provide much needed healthcare to Southeast Asia. While on his death bed he would write a letter to Father Hesburgh.
Keywords: dr tom dooley, father hesburgh, grotto, alumni association, president kennedy, navy, peace corps
December101960
Tau Beta Pi chartered
The second oldest honor society in the United States grants a charter to Notre Dame, the third chapter in Indiana.
Keywords: tau beta pi, engineering, honor society, purdue, rose-hulman
October141961
John McKay struggles against ND
Southern Cal would come to South Bend under second year head coach John McKay.
Keywords: football, southern cal, john mckay, daryle lamonica, jim kelly, angelo dabiero
November41961
Navy does it again
Some late game heroics would give Navy another victory in the series.
Keywords: football, navy, daryle lamonica, les travers
February91962
Fr. Hesburgh appears on Time cover
Father Hesburgh would quickly rise to the presidency at Notre Dame and from there an international delegate.
Keywords: time, father hesburgh, president eisenhower, pope pius xii, atomic energy agency, civil rights commission, national science board, time
April171962
Jim Hannan's major league debut
Jim Hannan makes his major league debut with the Washington Senators.
Keywords: baseball, jim hannan, washington senators
November31962
The First Staubach Sighting
The two quarterbacks would duel with ND coming out victorious.
Keywords: football, navy, darlye lamonica
December11962
Joe Kuraich's last game
The annual ND-USC matchup would look a little different in 1962. But it would lead to Ara's arrival two years later.
Keywords: football, southern cal, daryle lamonica, frank budka, joe kuharich
September181963
Memorial Library opens
Hesburgh's vision to expand campus to previously unseen sizes started with the library. The student population would come nine years later.
Keywords: library, great fire, father hesburgh, bond hall, touchdown jesus, word of life
October121963
First of Two Wins on the Season
A late kick would be the difference maker for the Irish.
Keywords: football, southern cal, hugh devore, ken ivan
October181963
MLK Jr. speaks in Stepan Center
Before Martin Luther King Jr. and Father Hesburgh linked arms, King came to campus to give a speech.
Keywords: martin luther king jr, stepan center, civil rights, mlk jr
October261963
Stanford's First Victory
After beating Southern Cal and UCLA in the prior two games, Notre Dame looked for their third consecutive win over a school in California (guess the title gives away the outcome however).
Keywords: football, stanford, four horsemen, southern cal, ucla, hugh devore, frank budka, denis szot, john huarte, dave pivec
November21963
Roger the Dodger Wins the Game
For a long time (43 years), this game would stand as Navy's last victory in the series.
Keywords: football, navy
May71964
Memorial Library Dedicated
The Memorial Library is officially dedicated in a campus wide ceremony and academic convocation.
Keywords: hesburgh library, columbia
October241964
The Defensive Stalwart
The Irish Defense would have their way with the Indians and push Stanford around all day.
Keywords: football, stanford, ara parseghian, john huarte, jack snow, bill wolski, sandy bonvechio
October311964
The Streak Begins
John Huarte would beat Navy, win the Heisman, and begin a 43 year victorious streak.
Keywords: football, navy, john haurte, nick eddy, jack snow, heisman, record
March241965
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
John Goldfarb, former player and military pilot, crashes in Fawzia. In order for the U.S. Government to bring him home, Notre Dame must throw a football game against Fawzia University.
Keywords: movie, john goldfarb please come home, shirley maclaine, rudy, knute rockne all american, father hesburgh
October91965
ND's only game in Shea Stadium
Months after the Beatles would run out onto the field of Shea Stadium, Notre Dame would play Army in yet another New York baseball stadium.
Keywords: football, army, shea stadium, baseball stadium, ara parseghian, bill zloch, tom schoen, richard nixon, president, polo grounds, yankee stadium, ebbets field
October231965
Remember USC
A year later, Notre Dame would get the revenge it so badly wanted the year before. Though the team would have to wait another year for what had been taken away.
Keywords: football, southern cal, ara parseghian, larry conjar, dome, nick eddy, bill zloch, bill wolski
September241966
Jim Seymour's record day
Two guys in the first game of their careers would make an immediate impact and make themselves known to all.
Keywords: football, purdue, jim seymour, terry hanratty, ara parseghian, tom pagna, record, rhema mcknight
October221966
Early Domination for the Freshman
The Irish Freshman dominate against Pittsburgh early in the season.
Keywords: freshman football, pittsburgh, mike mccoy, bob olson, michigan state, vito rancancelli, parade all american, ed zeigler, don reid, tom nash
October291966
The Immovable Irish Defense
The Irish special teams would give up 7 points, but the defense would continue its season long stalwart effort.
Keywords: football, navy, ara parseghian, john pergine, mike mcgill, oklaoma, jim lynch, defense, special teams, purdue, northwestern, johnny ray, michigan state, rocky bleier
November181966
The Michigan State Undercard
The night before the famous 10-10 tie game of the century, the two freshman squads faced off in Spartan Stadium.
Keywords: freshman football, michigan state, ara parseghian, tom gores, nick furlong, larry schumacher, don reid, ed ziegler, bobby olson, mike mccoy, steve garvey, bubba smith
November191966
Game of the Century III: Michigan State
#1 Notre Dame would travel to #2 Michigan State for a matchup that had been circled on everyone's calendar.
Keywords: football, michigan state, ara parseghian, tie, one versus two, game of the century, purdue, southern cal, nick eddy, terry hanratty, coley obrien, joe azzaro, tom schoen
November151967
Yaz wins AL MVP and Triple Crown
One of the greatest baseball players of all time not only was a Notre Dame product but collected some big awards.
Keywords: yaz, baseball, carl yastrzemski, triple crown, morrissey manor, mvp, most valuable player, hof, hall of fame, boston red sox
November171967
Joe Thiesmann Leads the Freshman
Joe Theismann would give his arm a workout bringing the team to victory on a day when both team's kickers would have trouble.
Keywords: freshman football, pittsburgh, joe theismann, tom eaton, ernie jackson, tony capers, terry hanratty, jim seymour, bob wack, denny allan, craig stark, ron johnson, jim sheahan, mike kondrla, jim wright
November231968
Freshman Beat Tennessee on the Ground
In a game at home, the freshman led by Tom Gatewood would take down Tennessee.
Keywords: freshman football, tennessee, b squad, tom gatewood, jim yoder, john cieszkowski, andy huff
November301968
The highest rated ABC game
The past two games looked at Notre Dame setting records and making record comebacks. Today's game set a record not on the field, but in homes around the country.
Keywords: football, southern cal, ara parseghian, terry hanratty, joe theismann, oklahoma, purdue, texas, cotton bowl, coley obrien, scott hempel, bob gladieux, ron dushney
December11968
ACC opens
Replacing the old Fieldhouse, the new Athletic Convocation Center is opened with a week of festivities.
Keywords: acc, jacc, athletic convocation center, basketball, volleyball, womens basketball, hockey, rolfs aquatic center, father ned joyce, the pit, elvis presley, frank sinatra, elton john, u2, boxing, streak, bill cosby, andy williams, president ford, president carter, president reagan, president bush, president obama
December71968
ACC opened & dedicated against UCLA
UCLA comes to South Bend for the first time to help open and dedicate the brand new Athletic Convocation Center.
Keywords: acc, jacc, ucla, athletic convocation center, austin carr, bob whitmore, john wooden, lew alcinder, kareem abdul-jabbar, pittsburgh, georgia tech
February171969
Hesburgh's 15 Minute Rule
In a letter to students, Father Hesburgh outlines the consequences for students who protest longer than 15 minutes once warned.
Keywords: father hesburgh, fifteen minute rule, notre dame ten, cia, dow chemical
October181969
Did Dewey Clip?
For the second year in a row, the ND-SC game ended in a tie.
Keywords: football, southern cal, joe theismann, dewey poskon, scott hempel, ara parseghian
November11969
A Record Setting Offensive Day
Notre Dame would set many offensive records that still stand today in their shutout over Navy.
Keywords: football, navy, joe theismann, tom gatewood, bill etter, tulane, record, drake
November151969
The Michigan Rivalry Resumes
After a 26 year hiatus, Notre Dame and Michigan meet on the gridiron once again.
Keywords: freshman football, michigan, moose krause, mike creaney, jim bulger, willie townsend, larry parker
November181969
The Notre Dame Ten
A group of students and professors were protesting on campus and Father Hesburgh was forced to invoke the Fifteen Minute Rule for the first time ever.
Keywords: father hesburgh, cia, vietnam war, fifteen minute rule
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