The Hollywood version of the story played by; Candy and his cast of actors which includes; Leon, Doug E Doug, Rawle D Lewis and Malik Yoba IN The 1993 film Cool Runnings, which grossed nearly $69 million in the United States alone is still very popular today.
But the real story as experienced by George Fitch, And the real Jamaican Bobsled Team; Freddie Powell, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Devon Harris, Caswell Allen and others Is mighty different from the Hollywood take, it might surprise you. Here is the real Cool Runnings Story as told by this ESPN Report. Here's The real Cool Runnings story
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Here’s a little something extra for you from this day in history;
1483 - King Richard III of England was crowned.
1854 - In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention.
1858 - Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine.
1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute.
1928 - "The Lights of New York" was previewed in New York's Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.
1933 - The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2.
1942 - Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
1945 - Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the United Nations Charter.
1948 - Frieda Hennok became the first woman to serve as the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.
1957 - Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title. She was the first black athlete to win the event.
1966 - Malawi became a republic within the Commonwealth with Dr. Hastings Banda as its first president.
1983 - Fred Lynn (California Angels) hit the first grand slam in an All-Star game. The American League defeated the National League 13-3.
1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.
1988 - Several popular beaches were closed in New York City due to medical waste and other debris began washing up on the seashores.
1996 - Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.