On February 22, 1980 the United States men’s hockey team defeated the USSR 4-3 in the Olympics at Lake Placid, New York. It's one of the most amazing sporting events in American history. Al Michaels with one of the most iconic calls in all of sports as well. I still get chills down my spine watching this. “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” Simply amazing.
In case you don’t know the backstory, the US players were essentially amateurs while the USSR players were seasoned professionals who trained around the clock. That’s what made this so incredible. And then when you combine it with it being the cold war and all, you get something that will never be replicated.