In the capsule today…
We find the first ever Super Bowl, then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The game was only later referred to as Super Bowl 1. The game remains the only Super Bowl to be broadcast on two TV networks. NBC had the rights to televise the AFL, and CBS the NFL; so both were allowed to broadcast the World Championship.
We find film about interracial marriage in theaters. In the year of its release interracial marriage was still not legal in 17 states. The Supreme Court decision Loving vs. Virginia struck the laws down later in the same year. “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” was a box-office hit throughout the United States, including Southern states.
And we find a song on the radio by Aretha Franklin. Songwriter Dan Covey penned the tune in 1953, and years later gave it to Atlantic Records, when producer Jerry Wexler was looking for song ideas for Otis Redding. After he listened to the demo, Wexler chose to send the song to Aretha Franklin instead.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1967!