Happy 70th Birthday to Terry Bradshaw, one of the most trusted and beloved NFL football stars to ever play the game. Known for having one of the most powerful arms in NFL history, he became the first quarterback to win three—then four—Super Bowls, and led the Pittsburgh Steelers to eight AFC Central championships in the 70s, calling his own plays in every game.
Since 1994, he’s been on TV as a sports analyst and has also been an actor in many television shows and films, most notably starring in the movie Failure to Launch. Bradshaw has written or co-written five books and also recorded six albums of country/western and gospel music. His cover of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s country chart. WATCH an NFL video to see why he was one of the greatest… (1948)
A sensitive man, he was diagnosed with clinical depression and chose to speak out about his condition to raise awareness of the stigma in society and to urge others to seek help.
MORE Good News on this Day:
- The United States declared V-J Day on the day Japan signed its unconditional surrender, finally ending six years of World War II after 60 to 80 million people died (1945)
- Vietnam declared its independence from France, forming a republic (1945)
- The first automated teller machine (ATM) in the United States was installed in Rockville Centre, New York. (1969)
- The United States and Russia agreed to cooperate to build an international space station (1992)
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio (1995)
- After years of setbacks and investing over $15 million in personal donations to the project, former Atlanta NBA basketball player Dikembe Mutombo opened a $29 million, 300-bed hospital outside of Congo’s capital of Kinshasa, his hometown—the first modern medical facility to be built in the region in nearly 40 years (2006)
And, Happy Birthday to Mexican actress Salma Hayek, who is most remembered for her amazing performance in the 2002 film, Frida, and turns 52 years old today.