Before Sunday night's stirring victory by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, a Cleveland team had not won a major sports championship since Dec. 27, 1964, when the Cleveland Browns won the NFL title. At that time:
LeBron James' mother was three years from being born.
The NBA had only nine teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers weren't one of them. The San Francisco Warriors were the worst of them (and were weeks away from trading Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers).
The Buffalo wing had just been invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y.
The highest salary in the NFL was $50,000, which was earned by Browns star running back Jim Brown.
A band called the Jackson Brothers started gaining some traction, thanks to their 6-year-old vocalist, Michael Jackson. They were soon renamed The Jackson 5.
Nelson Mandela was less than seven months into his 27-year prison sentence.
Roughly 63 percent of Cleveland's current population wasn't born, and of those that were alive, fewer than 4 percent were living in the city then.