Happy Birthday, Super Bowl!
On this day in 1967, the first Super Bowl was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship, it featured the champion team from each of the soon-to-be-merged leagues. The NFL’s Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. Packers quarterback Bart Starr threw two touchdowns and was named the game’s MVP. It was the first of two straight Super Bowl wins for the Vince Lombardi-coached team. With a crowd of 61,946 at the 94,000-seat stadium, Super Bowl I marks the only Super Bowl in history that wasn’t a sellout. At the time, the less-than-capacity crowd was blamed on the pricey $12 tickets. The halftime show was college marching bands, a far cry from Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are set to take the stage in February.