He was voted as both the most hated sportscaster of all time, and the most loved sportscaster of all time.
He was cremated and buried with his wife Emmy.
He retired from ringside broadcasting at boxing games in 1982.
He is in the video game Crash Tag Team Racing.
He is portrayed by Jon Voight in the movie Ali in 2001.
He was a teacher at Yale Law School.
He was openly against the hiring of ex-athletes for sportscasting roles solely based on their playing fame.
He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
Jackie Robinson was his hero.
He is survived by two daughters and five grandchildren.
His nickname is Humble.
He was the 1995 recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
He went into the United States Army in 1941.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from New York University.
He was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1993.
He was the first person to publicly announce the death of John Lennon.
He was a lawyer before becoming a sports announcer.
He was married to Mary Edith Abrams.
He was 6'1" tall.
Cosell: What's right isn't always popular. What's popular isn't always right.
Cosell: Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.
Cosell: The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
Cosell: The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.
Cosell: Sports is the toy department of human life.
Cosell: Sports is human life in microcosm.
Cosell: Mommy, why does daddy cuss the TV and call it Howard?
Cosell: Ladies and Gentleman, the Bronx is burning.
Cossell: I was right to back Muhammad Ali, but it caused me major enmity in many areas of this nation.
Cosell: After all, is football a game or a religion?