I was 14 years old at the time and remember it vividly. I still can’t watch it without getting chills. Hard to believe it’s been 30 years.
Below is the final minute of the “Miracle on Ice” with the US leading the Soviet Union 4-3. In the next game the USA went on to defeat Finland for the gold, and shortly thereafter, Ronald Reagan went on to defeat Jimmy Carter. It was a great way to end an otherwise malaise-addled 1980: