Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 1943 – January was an American chess Grandmaster and the World Chess Champion. He is widely considered the greatest chess player of all time. Fischer was also a best-selling chess author. (by Philippe Halsman
In he captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a match, held in Reykjavík, Iceland, publicized as a Cold War confrontation which attracted more worldwide interest than any chess championship before or since
In excavations began in Norway that uncovered the largest Viking house in the world. The discovery was of a chieftain's home long and almost wide built around 500 AD and rebuilt a couple of times around 700 AD extending the longhouse to a staggering long.