Historic, Critically Acclaimed, And Downright Iconic Television Moments

While television brings us many historic and critically acclaimed moments, some stand out more than others. For some, there was nothing like witnessing Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon for the first time.

Then there are moments like Lucy working at the candy factory and the first-ever music video airing on MTV. No matter the case, it was amazing for people around the world to be tuned in to some of the most iconic moments in television history together. Keep scrolling for some more snippets in time.

“Do You Believe In Miracles?” – 1980

Few events bring people together quite like a good sporting event. And when that event happens to be the US Olympic hockey team going up against the way more skilled Soviet Union team in Lake Placid, New York, in 1980, you best believe people were huddled around their sets ready for the game of a lifetime.

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Steve Powell /Getty Images

With the Soviets dominating the Olympic ice from 1956 to 1976, the young American team were considered the underdogs. But to everyone’s surprise, they came out on top, defeating the Soviets four to three. Some people might remember sports commenter Al Michaels’ cry, “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”