On the first show, hosted by David Vine, team captains Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan were joined by George Best, Ray Illingworth, Lillian Board and Tom Finney.
More than 1,000 sporting personalities have appeared on the programme in its 35-year history lead by 13 resident captains.
In four decades the show has only had three presenters.
David Vine hosted for five years before securing a niche on late-night snooker and Ski Sunday.
Throughout the Eighties and Nineties the quite remarkable David Coleman defined the show with his variety of cardigans and myriad of facts. When he took his leave in May 1997 he had presented 376 shows.
Sue Barker has been in charge since although with Ally "in charge" is a loose use of language.
A Question of Sport celebrated its 200th edition in 1987 with a programme that included Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. 18 million watched.
In 1999 and 2001 the show won the prestigious Royal Television Society Sports Entertainment Programme of the Year Award.