Coca-Cola is brewed for the first time, Elvis Presley begins boot camp, the last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam, Henry Fonda wins his first and only Oscar, and the Tennessee Lady Vols complete an unbeaten season, all on this day.
1955: Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell is born in Tyler, Texas. Campbell, who is also an inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame, led the nation in rushing in 1977 with 1,744 yards for the University of Texas and was picked first overall in the 1978 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1978 and went on to a career that saw five Pro Bowls and career totals of 9,407 yards and 74 touchdowns rushing along with 806 yards on 121 receptions.
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