Friday, December 28, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 28

December 28, 1975 – The Vikings were upset, 17-14, in the divisional playoffs at Metropolitan Stadium on [this date] when the Dallas Cowboys scored on a last minute 50-yard touchdown pass.”“The Rev. Dallas Tarkenton, Sr., father of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton, suffered a heart attack and died while watching the game.  Fran Tarkenton left the stadium in Bloomington unaware of his father’s death, [although] word reached him soon afterward.”2  


St. Paul Pioneer Press; “Tarkenton’s father dies watching game”; December 29, 1975; p. 1.


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