1947 INDIANAPOLIS 500 AUTO RACE Fans tailgate outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the 1947 Indy 500 Auto Race. The drivers complete last minute tune-ups on their cars and the race begins. Several crashes occur during the race, one of which results in the death of Shorty Cantlon. Mauri Rose wins the race and drinks the traditional glass of milk. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING
Date: May 30, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:55:00, No Audio
HOWARD HUGHES CRASHES INTO HOMES Millionaire and avid aviator Howard Hughes crashes into a Beverly Hills neighborhood when testing a new plane goes very wrong. Three homes are badly damaged and Hughes is seriouly injured.
CHICAGO ROLLER DERBY Twelve boy and girl teams compete in a Chicago roller skating round-up at the Coliseum. There are several crashes and pile-ups along the way as skaters lose control while whirling around the squirrel cage track.
RACER DIES IN SPEEDWAY CRASH Sensational scenes showing the 3-car smash-up which cost the life of Floyd Roberts, dare-devil auto racer, in the 500-mile Indianapolis Speedway Classic, won again by Wilbur Shaw, as 145,000 look on
COAST GUARD REMOVE DOWNED PLANE The Coast Guard begins the difficult task of locating and removing the wreckage of an airliner that crashed upside down into the San Francisco Bay. Eleven perish in the disaster.
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