Super Bowl VI

1972 Bay Area Beginnings

  • Construction was completed on the Transamerica Pyramid, which at 853 feet (260 meters) stands as Northern California’s tallest building.
  • BART began service on September 11, with more than 100,000 passengers in its first five days.
  • Chuck Williams started his catalog in support of his retail shop, Williams-Sonoma.

1972 Bay Area’s Best

  • The Oakland Athletics‘ seven-game victory over the heavily favored Cincinnati Reds gave the team its first World Series Championship since 1930.
  • The famed Streets of San Francisco television program begins its run, featuring Karl Malden as a veteran detective and a 28-year old Michael Douglas as his inexperienced new partner working in the San Francisco police department.