Here's what has changed since the Chiefs’ last Super Bowl 50 years ago

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Most Kansas City Chiefs fans aren’t old enough to remember the franchise’s last Super Bowl appearance, a 23-7 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV on Jan. 11, 1970, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.

Fifty years later, some fans are trying to hang on to see the Chiefs try to win another title against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

A lot has changed during the last half-century, from the price of gas or a loaf of bread, to the median face value of a Super Bowl ticket. Check out some of the changes:


Gallery | A close-up view of the Chiefs end 50-year Super Bowl hiatus graphic

Here some memorable events around the time of the last Chiefs’ appearance in the Super Bowl for even more context:

  • “Sesame Street” debuted two months before Super Bowl IV.
  • Apollo 12 astronauts, Charles Conrad and Alan Bean, had just walked on the moon.
  • The first military draft since World War II was taking place for the Vietnam War.
  • The first of more than 10,000 episodes of the soap opera “All My Children” aired.
  • The Boeing 747 went into commercial service and had its first passenger flight.
  • The Chicago Seven were found not guilty of rioting charges stemming from the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

This story was originally published by Tod Palmer at KSHB.