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On this date in 1980: Monday Night Football announces John Lennon death

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Football and music fans will forever remember December 8, 1980.

Famed musician John Lennon, a member of rock’s greatest group The Beatles as well as a successful solo artist, was killed outside of his New York City apartment building by a crazed fan.

For those watching that night’s Monday Night Football matchup between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, commentator Howard Cosell’s somber announcement informing a shocked nation will live on forever.

Re-live the infamous moment:

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