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26 Amazing Pictures From The First Super Bowl Ever

Even Super Bowl Sunday had to start somewhere.

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The University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band and Grambling State University Marching Band perform during the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game, later renamed Super Bowl I, between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 1967.

Left: Bill Ray / The LIFE Picture Collection; right: AP

In the locker room, Len Dawson (left), quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, smokes a cigarette as he speaks to an unidentified man with a program book before the game. Jackie Dawson (right), Dawson's wife, prepares to watch the Super Bowl with her children.

Left: Diamond Images; right: Getty Images

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung (left), who missed the game due to injury, watches from the sideline of the Super Bowl. A group of officials (right) confer on the sideline of the game.


Otis Taylor (left) of the Kansas City Chiefs gets some comforting words from the assistant coach on the sideline. Defensive halfback Fred Williamson (right) is placed on a stretcher after being injured. Williamson, known as "The Hammer," had to be carried from the field.

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A Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader cries after realizing the Chiefs defeat against the Green Bay Packers. Runningback Jim Taylor (31) gets a hug from teammate Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston (63) after Taylor's 14-yard touchdown run put the Packers ahead 14–7 in the second quarter of Super Bowl I.