1964 LE MANS GRAND PRIX & CARNIVAL More than 250,000 people gather to enjoy the annual Le Mans Grand Prix endurance race, and a carnival for those duller moments of the 24-hour race. Some also nap, shave and play golf to pass the time until Italian amateurs Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella cross the finish line first.
INDIANAPOLIS 500 - 1964 RACE & TRAGEDY Tragedy strikes the Indianapolis 500 with a fiery second-lap accident that involves seven cars, explosions and the deaths of Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald. Speed prevails however and A.J. Foyt wins the race.
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA TRACK MEET Olympic hopefuls set out to beat records at a Modesto, California track meet. Ralph Boston beats his own broad jump record and the Mile Run is won by Dyrol Burleson over Tom O'Hara by exactly 1 inch.
NORTHERN DANCER WINS 1964 KENTUCKY DERBY Hill Rise may be the favorite but it's Canadian-bred Northern Dancer who takes the lead at the Kentucky Derby. He beats Hill Rise but it's a very close race in the annual Run for the Roses.
NORTHERN DANCER WINS 1964 PREAKNESS Hill Rise and Northern Dancer battle it out yet again in the Preakness, but Northern Dancer comes in first just like he did in the Kentucky Derby. That's two out of three jewels in the triple crown of U.S. horse racing for the Canadian colt.
QUALIFYING TRIALS FOR INDIANAPOLIS 500 Racing fans gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch the qualifying trials for the upcoming Indy 500 auto classic. Drivers like Jim Clark turn in times that are faster than last year's winners.
MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE RELAYS TRACK MEET New records are met and set at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, California. Doreen Porter of New Zealand takes first in the 100-yard dash while Al Oerter breaks his own record in the discus throw. James Grelle edges Archie San Romani Jr. out for first in the mile run.
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