BASEBALL SEASON OPENS IN SHEA STADIUM The opening of baseball season brings added excitement in New York as 50,000 fans pour into the new Shea Stadium. Unfortunately the Mets are defeated by Pittsburgh 4 to 3, but the great surroundings take away some of the pain.
EUROPEAN SPEED RACES ON TWO WHEELS Two-wheeled races are popular in Europe. Germany takes first place in a grueling 150-mile bicycle race, while motorcycles race over a grueling dirt track in Barcelona, Spain.
NEW YORK SHEA STADIUM GRAND OPENING New York's Shea Stadium sports center opens to the public. The new home to the Mets and Jets is naned after William A. Shea on hand for the ceremonies. Also attending are NYC Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Mets Manager Casey Stengel and the upcoming World Fair's President Robert Moses.
DUTCH ROYALS VISIT MEXICO President Lopez Mateos welcomes Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands to Mexico for a state visit. Confetti and welcome signs greet the royals who also bring Princess Beatrix. Later there is a visit to the famous Teotihuacan ruins.
FEMALE PILOT JERRIE MOCK CIRCLES GLOBE SOLO Ohio mother of three Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock sets out to finish what Amelia Earhart started and completes the first solo around-the-world flight by a woman pilot, and in a record 29 days too.
AUSTRALIAN JET PACK TESTED Australia demonstrates its troop-carrying jet pack. The contraption looks like something straight out of a Buck Rogers movie as it carries its pilot through the air 120 feet before touching down. Let's see that in instant rewind.
SCULPTURE & MUSIC COME TOGETHER French brothers Francois and Bernard Baschet have created an art form combining music and sculpture. A piano wheelbarrow and resonating instruments made from steel sheets and metal and glass tubes creates a truly unusual symphony enhanced by modern dancers.
MOUNT ETNA VOLCANO ERUPTS Mount Etna in Sicily erupts yet again as it explodes hurling gases, smoke and molten lava in the worst eruption in 50 years. The volcano is one of the most active in the world with 300 blowups to date.
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