The United States takes on Portugal today in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In 1986, a controversial goal scored by Diego Maradona of Argentina was known as the “Hand of God” goal. The goal came off the hand of Maradona, but the referee did not see it and allowed the goal. This was a quarterfinal game against England in the World Cup held in Mexico City. Four minutes later, Maradona would score what would be called the “Goal of the Century” as many would call it the greatest goal of all time. Maradona flew past five English defenders before scoring, giving Argentina a 2-0 lead. They would go on to win the game 2-1 and eventually won the World Cup defeating West Germany in the final game.
In 2009, The Eastman Kodak Company announced that they would discontinue the manufacture and sales of Kodachrome film that had been produced for the past 74 years. Kodachrome had been introduced in 1935 and came in a variety of formats. Digital photography put an end to this photographic standard.
1933 – Dianne Feinstein, American politician, 38th Mayor of San Francisco
1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (The Highwaymen)
1947 – Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
1949 – Meryl Streep, American actress and singer
1964 – Dan Brown, American author
Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.