California Victory Cannon

The California Victory Cannon was presented to the Rally Committee in time for the 1963 Big Game by the class of 1964. It is shot off at the beginning of each home football game, after each Cal score and after each victory for the Golden Bears. Only once, against Pacific on September 7, 1991, did the Bears score too many times for the cannon, racking up 12 touchdowns before the cannon ran out of ammunition. The cannon, which was originally kept on the sidelines, has been mounted on Tightwad Hill above Memorial Stadium since 1971.