Cruz Azul raised the Champion of Champions after 47 years, all thanks to his 2-1 victory over León through a double by the Uruguayan Jonathan Rodriguez, breaking another long drought, as happened with Liga MX, where he waited 23 years.
Obviously, things have changed for almost 50 years, so we want to remind you how the world was the last time La Machine Celeste won this title when it beat América 2-1.
In July 1973 the United States founded the DEA, famous agency dedicated to the fight against smuggling and drug consumption, as well as the famous and respected martial artist Bruce Lee He died in Hong Kong from a brain edema caused by an allergic reaction to a drug at just 32 years of age. Regarding the Soviet Union, they launched the space probe Mars 5, while the United States launched Skylab 3 to conduct various medical and scientific experiments.
On August 28 of that year, an earthquake in Mexico between 7.3 and 8.7 degrees struck the cities of Orizaba, Córdoba, Río Blanco, Ciudad Serdán and Ixtaczoquitlán, leaving 1,200 dead. In September, in Chile, the general Augusto Pinochet perpetrated a coup and bombed the Palacio de la Moneda, where the then president committed suicide Salvador Allende. A day later, the singer Victor Jara he was tortured and killed. Subsequently, Pinochet began his 17-year rule in a dictatorial manner.
For October, in Argentina, Juan Domingo Peron assumed his third command as president. On the other hand, the Americans tested their atomic bombs in Nevada, in addition to the president Richard Nixon ordered the prosecutor to be fired Archibald cox, in charge of the Watergate scandal, which would later end with the impeachment of Nixon. In Turkey, the Bosphorus Bridge was inaugurated, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the first time in history.
In December, the spaceship Pioneer 10 transmitted the first close images of the planet Jupiter; in addition, homosexuality was removed from the DSM-II list of diseases. There were countries that became independent as Bahamas, grenade Y Guinea-Bissau.
Footballers were born as Christian vieri, Claudio Reyna, Martin Pelarmo, Bern schneider, Filippo Inzaghi, Javier Zanetti, Jared borgetti, Fabio Cannavaro, Matías Almeyda, Gregg Berhalter, as well as other celebrities: Jaime Camil, Paul walker, Monica lewinsky, Kate beckinsale, Vera farmiga, Neve campbell, Leon larregui, Tyra banks, Corey Taylor Y Edge. On the other hand, they passed away Pablo Picasso, Lon chaney jr Y Pablo Neruda.
On January 6, 1974, the first sports program was inaugurated in Mexico, DeporTV, while in February, in Yucatan, the student leader was assassinated Efraín ‘El Charras’ Calderón Lara; in the US the Super Bowl VIII that won the Miami Dolphins to the Minnesota Vikings; In China, pieces of a statue made of red baked clay were discovered, it was the first of the Terracotta warriors, the most important discovery of the century on Chinese soil; On February 22, Teleamazonas began its broadcasts, being the first Ecuadorian channel to start color images.
In March the spaceship Mariner 10 made the first flyby of the planet Mercury, apart from the British airlines BOAC and BEA merged to form British Airways and in Dortmund, Germany, the stadium was inaugurated Signal Iduna Park of Borussia Dortmund. By April, Hank aaron tied to Babe Ruth for the all-time home run record with his home run # 714 in the Riverfront Stadium of Cincinnati, four days later, became the leader of days of the MLB of all times; in June, the Newell’s Old Boys it won the first championship in its history, apart from the World Cup in Germany.
That year saw the birth of celebrities such as Christian bale, Steve Nash, Seth green, Robbie williams, James Blunt, Ariel ‘Burrito’ Ortega, Eva mendes, Robert Kovac, Penelope Cruz, Alanis Morissette Y Derek Jeter, in addition to movies like “The Texas Massacre”, “The Godfather II” (receiving the Oscar to Best film, Best Director Y Best Supporting Actor) Y “Chinatown” (Oscar to the Best Original Screenplay); in music they were formed KISS, The Ramones, Blondie Y Talking Heads, as well as the albums ‘Waterloo’ (ABBA), ‘High Voltage’ (AC DC), ‘Get Your Wings’ (Aerosmith), ‘Endless Summer’ (Beach Boys), ‘Diamond Dogs’ (David Bowie), ‘KISS’ (KISS) Y ‘Queen II’ / ‘Sheer Heart Attackk’ (What in).
Finally, in the world of sports, in the NBA the Celtics, the Mvp it’s from the season Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Independiente was monarch of the Copa Libertadores, Municipal of the CONCACAF Champions Cup, Bayern Munich of the European Cup and in the UEFA Cup the Feyenoord Rotterdam. The champions of some countries were Vasco da Gama (Brazil), Barcelona (Spain), Saint-Étienne (France), Leeds United (England), Lazio (Italy), Blue Cross (Mexico), Feyenoord (Netherlands) and Peñarol (Uruguay).
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