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Dec. 23, 1969: The Harlem Globetrotters play at the Aud on Christmas Day

“Abe Saperstein’s Fabulous Harlem Globetrotters” found their way to Buffalo 45 years ago this week, when they played Christmas night at Memorial Auditorium.

No word on how many of tickets were sold, but every seat was a good one. While the "Oranges” would be the cheap seats for more than two decades, in 1969, the roof had not yet raised and the steep, high orange seats had not yet been added.

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