40 years ago today....I remember this like it was yesterday. World Series Game 6 Red Sox v. Reds in Boston, 6-6 in the bottom of the 12th inning, Carlton Fisk at the plate:
Unfortunately, they lost the next night (and a fellow Bostonian on my dormitory floor threw the handle of a chair through a closed window in disgust).
It took another 29 years for the Red Sox to break the curse in 2004 (I was at Game 7 when they lost to the Mets in New York in 1986). Eleven years ago yesterday, the Red Sox finished coming back from an 0-3 deficit against the Hated Yankees to win the ALCS and move on to the World Series against the Cardinals, which they won.
So hang in there Cubs fans. Hope springs eternal.