To continue the struggle for the United States president John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 while riding on a motorcade through Dallas Texas, about 5 years after his death the Civil Rights protests started, a famous man named Martin Luther King Jr. was an anti-violence protester a very famous quote from him was “I have a dream one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls” - Martin Luther King Jr. but on April 4, 1968 Martin Luther was assassinated while standing on a hotel balcony. Two months later John F Kennedy's brother Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5.
Former President John F Kennedy
With all of this caose do you still remembering we are still fighting in the Vietnam war? Well not for long, on April 30, 1975 South Vietnam loses the war against North Vietnam because South Vietnam surrendered. 58,000 soldiers were killed and 303,000 were wounded. Iran had just recently taken 60 hostages captive and after 444 days they were finally released.
South Vietnam Flag and solider surrendering
Coach Herb made his players skate something called “Herbies” where they started at the goal line and skated to center ice and back and then the other goal line and back. As a pre olympic game team USA played Norway and lost 1-0, Norway was losing most of its game by many points, when they played Czechoslovakia they lost 11-0 in their second game against West Germany Norway again lost but this time 11-4. USA was also supposed to crush Norway but they didn't due to their lazy playing they lost, coach Herb Brooks made the whole team skate herbies for an extra 45 minutes after the game. If you watch the movie Miracle On Ice the movie, a famous scene was when coach Herb Brooks said “again”several times to assistant coach Craig Patrick so that he would blow the whistle and they would start to skate.
Craig Patrick former USA Hockey assistant Coach
Jim Craig Mike Eruzione Mark Johnson
Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig and Mark Johnson some of the most famous players from the 1980 US hockey team. Jim Craig the starting goaltender is now a motivational speaker and the Vice President of business development for the hat trick group. Mike Eruzione is another motivational speaker and is the director of the athletic department at Boston University. Lastly Mark Johnson is the head coach of the girls hockey team at the university of Wisconsin. All of these men are continuing to make people smile all over the world and that's why they are so famous.