June 29, 1950

What many regard as the greatest upset in World Cup history, the US team beat England. Five of the players were from St. Louis and four of those were from The Hill. A movie was made about the event. Much of The Game of Their Lives was filmed on The Hill.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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