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Howard Cosell

Perhaps the most hated and best loved sportscaster in human history.


25 Mar 1918 Howard William Cohen born, Winston-Salem NC.
1944 Marries Mary Edith "Emmy" Abrams.
1953 Becomes a sportscaster.
25 Jan 1976 The Harlem Globetrotters play the Washington Generals at Attica Correctional Facility, narrated by Howard Cosell. From time to time in the 70's and 80's, ABC Sports would rebroadcast this game.
11 Oct 1985 Film Better Off Dead, featuring Japanese streetracer kids who have learned to speak English listening only to Howard Cosell.
1990 Wife Mary dies.
Jun 1991 Cancerous tumor removed from chest.
23 Apr 1995 Howard Cosell dies of a heart embolism, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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