(L to R): Associated Press, Mitsunori Chigita / AP Photo / AP Photo
For sports fans, any game or match can be an event, but sometimes athletic achievements are so momentous that they crossover into wider popular culture. These occasions are often given catchy names like the "Thrilla in Manila" or the "Miracle on Ice."

Here are twelve moments and accomplishments from the world of sports that were celebrated across the country and even the world. See if you can place each one in the right decade.

  1. The very first super bowl was held in which decade?
    Associated Press
  2. The boxing match known as the “Thrilla in Manila” happened in the…
    Associated Press / Mitsunori Chigita
  3. The "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey game when the United States beat the Soviet Union happened in which decade?
     Associated Press
  4. The famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King happened in which decade?
     Associated Press
  5. The first baseball game broadcast on television nationwide featured Bobby Thomson's famous "Shot Heard 'Round the World" winning home run and happened in the…
    Associated Press
  6. Mickey Mantle achieved the baseball "Triple Crown" with the highest batting average, most home runs and more runs batted in than any other player for the season in what decade?
     Associated Press / John Lindsay
  7. Swimmer Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the summer Olympics in which decade?
    Associated Press
  8. Oscar "Big O" Robertson became the first (and only for more than 50 years) player in the NBA to achieve a "triple double" average for an entire season – that is, double digit stats in three different categories. He set this record in the…
    Associated Press / Hans Van Nolde
  9. Gymnast Mary Lou Retton became the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics in which decade?
    Associated Press / Suzanne Vlamis
  10. Boxer Rocky Marciano held the world heavyweight title for four consecutive years in which decade?
     Associated Press
  11. In which decade did Jack Nicklaus win his record 18th major golf championship?
    Associated Press
  12. Runner Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics in which decade?
    Associated Press

Can you match these classic sports moments to the correct decade?

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