This Day in Pop Culture for January 15

The first Superbowl was held on January 15, 1967.

The First Superbowl

The annual championship game of the NFL, The Superbowl, was first played on this day back in 1967. Originally, the game was created as part of the merger between the NFL and the AFL. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10, the halftime show was presented by the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan bands. The game was broadcast on CBS (24.43 million viewers) and NBC (26.75 million viewers) and the cost of a 30 second commercial cost $42,000. In comparison, last year’s Superbowl featured Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams during its halftime show, 164.1 million viewers tuned in and each 30 second commercial was fetched for $4 million.

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