Kathrine Switzer entered and completed the Boston Marathon in 1967, five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it. Other runners prevented organizers from stopping her from completing the race
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.
1968 - Christmas in Vietnam: Marine Corporals John J. Risenbarth, left (Reno, Nevada) and Stephen B. Milistef (Hayward, California) of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 [HMH-462], Phu Bai, open presents from home Christmas morning in the crew’s lounge (official USMC photo by Staff Sergeant Bill Graham)."