The assassination of John Lennon, on Monday, December 8th, 1980, was first announced to the world by Howard Cosell while broadcasting NFL Monday Night Football: New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins (1980). According to Frank Gifford, Lennon met Ronald Reagan when both were guests on a Monday Night Football game on Monday, December 8th, 1975. This game link is NFL Monday Night Football: Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders (1975). Coincidentally, 5 years (261 weeks) differ among John Lennon's visit and death, Monday, December 8th, 1975 & Monday, December 8th, 1980. After appearing on the show, John Lennon gave Gifford and Howard Cosell each a complete collection of Beatles' albums, that he autographed, personally.