FUNERAL FOR GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR The late General Douglas MacArthur is buried in Norfolk, Virginia. His body is first carried to Saint Paul's Church then later transported to its final resting place at the MacArthur Memorial. U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and other officials pay their last respects.
Date: April 5, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:32:00, With Audio
TEAM SPIRIT WINS AINTREE GRAND NATIONAL The Aintree Grand National sees 33 horses and riders compete in the grueling 4-mile jumping race. Slow motion captures the action then the possibility of Peace Town or Purple Silk winning is snatched away by Team Spirit. PLEASE
NYC WELCOMES BARNUM & BAILEY'S CIRCUS The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens in New York City's Madison Square. Children and their families alike are thrilled by clowns, elephants, big cats and acrobats and more.
PRESIDENT LYNDON OPENS BASEBALL SEASON U.S. President Lyndon Johnson helps welcome the opening of baseball season by throwing out the first ball, then autographing it. After that it's time to play ball as the Washington Senators are defeated by the Los Angeles Angels 4 to 0.
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.
36TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW Hollywood celebrates the 36th Academy Awards. Gregory Peck presents the Oscar to Patricia Neal's stand-in Annabella for Best Actress, Frank Sinatra announces "Tom Jones" as best picture and Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor.
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE & TUNNEL OPENS Great aerials and driver POVs of the great Chesapeake Bay Bridge and tunnel complex as the 18-mile crossing that is the last link in the Eastern Coastal Highway opens.
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.
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