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The trial of two writers helps to begin the end of Communist rule...
Wilt Chamberlain's record-setting 20,884th point...
Item # 628732
February 15, 1966
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 1966 Page 45 carries a four-column headline "Chamberlain Gets 20,884th Point for a Record" with column headline "N.B. MARK FALLS AS 76ERS TRIUMPH" and subhead "Chamberlain Scores 41 as Pistons Bow by 149-123". "Wilt Chamberlain broke the National Basketball Associate career scoring record tonight... Chamberlain scored 41 points and raised his career scoring total to 20,884 points, 4 better than the mark set by Bob Pettit... Chamberlain is in his seventh season in the N.B. A. Pettit played for 11 seasons..."
The front page has a three-column headline "2-SOVIET AUTHORS ARE CONVICTED" with subheads "Court Finds Works Published Abroad Harmed Regime" and "Sinyavsky Is Given 7 Years, Daniel 5 at Hard Labor". This includes two small photos of both men. Andrei Sinyavsky and Yuli Daniel were convicted of writing under pseudonym names and sending the books out of Russia for publication. "...The judgment, considered unprecedented in modern Soviet history, called it a criminal act to put into print beliefs and ideas that could be used profitably by 'enemies of communism'..." This continues inside along with excerpts from the trial.
Other news, sports and advertisements are within.
Complete in 80 pages, with several tiny binding holes in the left spine margin, some wear to the back page, otherwise in very good condition.
Note: Wilt Chamberlain remains fifth on the "All Time Scorers" list of the NBA - quite a feat considering the current emphasis on scoring and the increased number of games played per year as compared to his era.
Category: The 20th Century