Written by Ethan KasselPublished Jan. 27, 2023 • 6:00pm
Fans celebrate the 49ers Super Bowl win with a bonfire at Union and Buchanan streets on Jan. 24, 1982. | Eric Luse/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images
The San Francisco 49ers are two wins away from their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history, but they haven’t won one since 1995. Memories of those celebrations may be fuzzy at best for those who can recall “The Catch”—and younger generations of fans might not even recognize Joe Montana if they passed him on the street, much less Dwight Clark, who passed away in 2018.
Here are photos from Jan. 24, 1982, ranging from the game itself, a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, to the streets of San Francisco after the clock hit zero.
Ethan Kassel can be reached at [email protected]