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.
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.
1964 SUMMER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES The 1964 Summer Olympics open in Tokyo, Japan. Ceremonies include a display of each country's team, the lighting of the torch and thousands of pigeons released into the sky. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
WORLD SERIES 1964 GAME ONE After winning the National League race the St. Louis Cardinals take on the New York Yankees and win the opening game of baseball's World Series. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
ALL-STAR GAME OF 1964 The 35th All-Star baseball game gets under way at New York's Shea Stadium. The teams continually tie until the 9th inning when Johnny Callison hits a fast ball into the right field scoring three home runs and the game 7-4 for the National League.
1964 SUMMER OLYMPICS SWIM & TRACK EVENTS The U.S. continues to shine in the Summer Olympic Games as 15-year-old Sharon Stouder capture her third Gold Medal in the 100-meter butterfly swim while Lesley Bush defeats Germany's Ingrid Kramer Engel in platform diving. Cut to track events and famous gold medalist Jesse Owens in the stands while Bob Hayes wins the men's 100-meter dash and Wyomia Tyus wins for the women. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
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