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President Reagan Performs a Super Bowl Coin Toss

This photograph, taken by Mary Anne Fackelman on January 20, 1985, shows President Ronald Reagan tossing a coin at the start of Super Bowl XIX. President Reagan could not attend the final match between the Miami Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers, as the game was scheduled for the same day as his second inauguration ceremony. Nonetheless, Reagan made sports history, as the first president to perform the coin toss for the Super Bowl. The coin toss was broadcast live from the Map Room of the White House.
Mary Anne Fackelman
Date of Work
January 20, 1985
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum/NARA