Hosted NBC's daytime coverage for the 2016 Rio Olympics
Started broadcasting Saturday night boxing matches on NBC
Reteamed with John Madden to broadcast Sunday night football games on NBC
Left ABC's "Monday Night Football" after 20 seasons
Was the announcer during the attempted third game of the 1989 World Series, which was cancelled due to the Loma Prieta earthquake
Called the iconic "Miracle On Ice" hockey game, between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, at the 1980 Winter Olympics
Started announcing baseball games for ABC
A native of Brooklyn, Michaels grew up a die hard Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Strangely enough, in 1958 he moved with his family to Los Angeles, California -- the same year the Dodgers relocated to the City of Angels.
Michaels' very first job in sports came in 1964 when he was hired to work in the Los Angeles Lakers' public relations department.