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100 Greatest Moments
Annual Greatest Moments
  1. 1994: A cheering crowd 93,134 fans at the Rose Bowl saw the first U.S. victory in the World Cup since 1950 as USA beat Colombia, 2-1, on an Ernie Stewart goal and a Colombian miscue that led to an own goal.

  2. 1973: Unstoppable UCLA rolled to a record 61st straight basketball victory (on the way 88 straight) behind All-Americans Bill Walton and Keith Wilkes with a 82-63 win at Notre Dame.

  3. 1980: A lightly-considered L.A. Rams squad led the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-17 after three quarters in its first-ever Super Bowl, but succumbed to Terry Bradshaw and Co., 31-19, in Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl.

  4. 1984: Carl Lewis duplicates the four-gold-medal feat of the legendary Jesse Owens, winning the 100 m, 200 m, long jump and anchoring the 4 x 100-meter relay in the 1984 Olympic Games.

  5. 1988: The Impossible Dream comes true for Kings fans as "The Great One," Wayne Gretzky, is traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles.

  6. 1966: Heavy underdog UCLA outlasts Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, 14-12, as 175-pound Bruin defensive back Bob Stiles stops 212-pound MSU fullback Bob Apisa on the goal line on a last-minute two-point conversion try.

  7. 1968: Dodger great Don Drysdale pitches six consecutive shutouts and sets a major league record of 58 2/3 scoreless innings from May 14 to June 8.

  8. 1975: Flame-throwing right-hander Nolan Ryan pitches his fourth career no-hitter - tying him with Sandy Koufax for the most by one pitcher - blanking the Baltimore Orioles at Anaheim Stadium.

  9. 1959: Dodger fans salute Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella with an emotional match-light tribute before 93,103 at the Coliseum during a rare in-season exhibition game with the New York Yankees.

  10. 1989: Kings great Wayne Gretzky becomes the greatest point scorer in NHL history, passing Gordie Howe of Detroit with three points in an overtime win against his former Edmonton team.

  11. 1954: Undefeated UCLA mauls USC, 34-0, to confirm its No. 1 ranking on the way to a 9-0 season and the 1954 national championship.

  12. 1972: Trojan sophomore Anthony Davis scores six touchdowns against a stunned Notre Dame team as USC overpowered the Irish, 45-23, on the way to the 1972 national championship.

  13. 1962: Shortstop Maury Wills powers the "Go-Go" Dodgers with a major-league record 104 stolen bases, breaking the mark of the legendary Ty Cobb.

  14. 1963: USC clinches the first national championship of the John McKay era by outlasting Wisconsin's 30-point final quarter barrage, 42-37, in the Rose Bowl.

  15. 1965: Bruin sophomore Gary Beban heaves fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Dick Witcher and Kurt Altenberg to stun USC and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett, 20-16.

  16. 1939: Undefeated and unscored-on Duke has its season implode as USC reserve quarterback Doyle Nave and end Al Kreuger team up for a last-minute touchdown and a 7-0 USC win in the Rose Bowl.

  17. 1986: Bobby Grich singles home reserve catcher Jerry Narron to lead the Angels back from a three-run deficit to a 4-3 win in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

  18. 1973: UCLA All-American center Bill Walton connects on 21 of 22 shots from the field as his 44 points lead the Bruins to their seventh straight NCAA title, 87-66, over Memphis State.

  19. 1947: UCLA alumnus and All-American Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field during a 5-3 season-opening win over the Boston Braves.

  20. 1931: 300,000 Angelenos welcome home USC's national championship football team, fresh from a stunning 16-14 win over undefeated Notre Dame at South Bend.

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