Rams Throwback: What Else Was Happening in 1980, When the LA Rams Last Played in a Super Bowl

The Rams last Super Bowl appearance was in 2002, but they were playing in St. Louis then. Los Angeles was last represented by a Super Bowl team in 1984, but that was when the Raiders played in Southern California. But if we go all the way back to 1980, it all falls together in Super Bowl XIV when the Los Angeles Rams faced the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. "Charlie's Angels" actress Cheryl Ladd sang the National Anthem, the halftime show was an Up With People presentation and the Steelers defeated the Rams, 31-19, behind quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

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On Jan. 20, 1980, the Steelers defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. In this photo, Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo (15) prepares to pass but never gets the ball past Steelers' Robin Cole (56), during Super Bowl XIV action at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 21, 1980. Ferragamo is sacked on the play. The Rams Lost to the Steelers, 31-19. (AP Photo/John Filo)
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Created in 1974 by Prof. Erno Rubik form Hungary, it was originally called the "Magic Cube" and designed to help students understand 3-D problems. In 1980, it was renamed Rubik's Cube and gained worldwide acclaim.
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On Feb. 22, one of the most unlikely upsets in sports history shocked the world. Team USA, made up of a bunch of college players from the Midwest and Northeast, stunned the powerhouse Soviet Union 4-3 in the semifinals of the Lake Placid Winter Games. The U.S. then defeated Finland 4-2 in the gold medal game. (Photo by Steve Powell /Getty Images)
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On March 31, a 20th Century icon died at age 66. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, crushing the myth of racial hierarchy promoted by the Nazis. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
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After a 3M researcher discovered an adhesive that stuck lightly to surfaces without bonding to them, a new way of communicating was born. On April 6, 1980, Post-it Notes debuted in U.S. stores
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On April 25, President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the failed mission to rescue hostages at the American Embassy in Iran. (AP Photo)
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Magic Johnson was just a rookie, but he became part of NBA playoff lore in Game 6, when an injury to center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar forced him to play every position on the floor. He scored 42 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out seven assists in the Lakers' 123-107 win.
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On May 18, Mount St. Helen's in Washington erupted, triggering an avalanche and killing 57 people. Ash from the blast spread as far as the Midwest.
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The second "Star Wars" film was released May 21, 1980. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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On June 1, the Cable News Network (CNN) became the world's first 24-hour television news network. The first story was about the shooting of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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On June 9, comedian Richard Pryor set himself on fire while doing drugs and drinking at his Northridge, California home. He spent weeks recovering at the Grossman Burn Center.
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In protest of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan, the United States boycotted the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. In turn, some countries boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Games. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images
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Actor Macaulay Culkin was born Aug. 26, 1980. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
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The neighboring countries began fighting in September 1980 and would continue until July 1988. In this undated file photo, then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein practices launching a rocked propelled grenade (RPG) during the war. (Photo Courtesy of INA/Getty Images)
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After launching earlier that year in Japan, one of the most famous arcades games hit the U.S. in October 1980 and quickly became a smash. Ms. Pac-Man was released the following year.
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Pictured here in 1981, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan defeated then-President Jimmy Carter in the November 1980 U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Michael Evans/The White House/Getty Images)
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After the previous season's cliffhanger ending, a summer of suspense ensued until "Dallas" viewers finally found out who shot J.R. Ewing, portrayed by actor Larry Hagman. The "Who Done It?" episode was broadcast Nov. 21 after a delay due to the Screen Actors Guild strike. It had an audience of 83 million. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
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