Obituary for Man O’ War
Man O’ War, considered by many to be the premier horse of the 20th century, is buried in special surroundings in Lexington, Ky. He was 30 years of age when he passed away on November 1, 1947. His funeral was broadcast live on NBC radio.
In 1920, Man O’ War and Babe Ruth were honored by The New York Times as athletes of the year.