Angels’ path to playoffs grows darker with loss to Diamondbacks

Angels manager Joe Maddon has seen too many final-month miracles — the 1964 Cardinals erasing a 6 ½-game Sept. 20 deficit to overtake the Phillies for the National League pennant, the 1995 Mariners overcoming a six-game Sept. 12 deficit to tie the Angels and win a one-game playoff for the American League West title — […]

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The 1964 Olympics Certified a New Japan, in Steel and on the Screen

ImageGymnasts, in 1964, outside the newly-built Yoyogi National Gymnasium, designed by Kenzo Tange and constructed to house the aquatics and basketball competitions. This year handballers were to have faced off beneath its plunging canopies of steel. Credit…Larry Burrows/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images This weekend ought to have been the midway point of the […]

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How ‘The Beetles’ tried to scam South Americans at height of Beatlemania

At the height of Beatlemania in 1964, the Beetles arrived to screaming fans at the Buenos Aires airport. But the moptops weren’t the British pop group — just four guys from Florida. An Argentine impresario had booked the look-alike band when he saw them at a Miami club. Known as the Ardells, Tom, Vic, Bill […]

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