Jim Brown is considered by many as the best football player ever and one of the greatest professional athletes in history. How's that for hype???
During his nine years (1957-1965) as running back for the Cleveland Browns, Brown led the NFL in rushing eight times. He was an All-Pro every season and set records for single-season rushing (1,863), career rushing (12,312 yards), total touchdowns (126), and all-purpose yards (15,549).
Jim Brown was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1971.
Fun Facts about the 1965
The Green Back Packers defeated the Cleveland Browns 23-12 in the NFL Championship game.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King led civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama.
The average income in was $6,469.
A movie ticket cost $1.25 (whoa!).
A candy bar costs $0.05.
What were the kids listening to and watching in the 1965?
Music: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Temptations, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan.
TV: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Bonanza and Batman (yeah!)
MOVIES: Dr. Zhivago and The Sound of Music