LONDOS VERSUS MCMILLEN WRESTLING MATCH Jim Londos retains the mat crown in a slashing bout with McMillen in New York, NY. The champion and former collegiate wrestling-football star who played alongside Red Grange on the University of Illinois football team, battled 56 minutes before a record crowd at Madison Square Garden. The challenger seriously threatened the title-holder until Londos got him in his famous aerial pinwheel and hurled him to defeat.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:22:00, No Audio
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL BEATS DRAKE Notre Dame blasts Drake in football at their home stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Ossie Solem's bulldogs are unable to stem the tide of the Irish, determined to string out their successive victories. The visitors are set down as the Anderson annihilators stretch the University's record to twenty-one straight wins, with but one tie. Marchy Schwartz, Mike Koken, Tommy Yarr and fifty other varsity candidates tramp up and down the historic Cartier field turf punching over touchdowns and swamping the invaders in the first engagement of the 1931 season on the home territory.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:02:02:00, No Audio
REPRODUCTION OF AN ANCIENT FORM OF FOOTBALL In Florence, Italy in the Piazza Della Signoria, where tradition says the sport originated, players garbed in 16th century attire reproduce an ancient football game. They boot and toss a sphere in a continental version of grid battle. Fancy padded suits prove little hindrance to fast moving squads from two sides.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:52:00, No Audio
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