On This Day…

Heidi Bowl
November 17, 1968
Fans on the East Coast missed the last-minute thrilling comeback by the Oakland Raiders when the final 1:01 of the game was cut off due to the start of the movie Heidi. The New York Jets were leading the Oakland Raiders 32-29 when airing of the game was cutoff. During this time Oakland scored two touchdowns in nine seconds to come from behind and win 43-32. This led to changes in how television handled preempting shows when games ran long.