Today in History - March 21

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Sunday, Mar 21 2010 by

1970 – Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the “agony of defeat guy” in the opening credits of ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

'Agony of Defeat' ski jump (Google Maps)
'Agony of Defeat' ski jump

1963 – Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.

Alcatraz (Birds Eye)