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John Lennon's Death As Announced By Howard Cosell Thirty Years Ago Today

Thirty years ago today, the New England Patriots played the Miami Dolphins in a Monday Night Football Game. The Dolphins edged the Patriots in overtime on a Uwe von Schamann 23-yard field goal to win, 16-13.

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But of course, no one remembers who won or lost or that the teams exchanged touchdowns in the fourth quarter. No one remembers because it was just a game that happened to be going on when the world learned John Lennon had been shot and killed.

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Howard Cosell made the announcement to the viewing audience during that Monday Night Football game, calling it "an unspeakable tragedy."

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