Saturday, Dec. 2, 1944
There may be a war going on, but all over the world people gathered around radios or short wave sets following today’s Army Navy game in Landover, MD. Grantland Rice predicted it would be “one of the best and most important football games ever played.” With Army at 8-0 ranked No. 1 in the country and Navy at 6-2 ranked No. 2, it was bound to be an incredible contest. As 66,659 people gathered in Municipal Stadium, snow began falling at 2 PM. It was a hard-fought game. Army got an early lead and held onto it even as Navy rallied. The final score: Army 23, Navy 7.