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.
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.
EUROPEAN SPEED RACES ON TWO WHEELS Two-wheeled races are popular in Europe. Germany takes first place in a grueling 150-mile bicycle race, while motorcycles race over a grueling dirt track in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
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
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.
CLOSED CIRCUIT TV FOR INDY 500 AUTO RACE Cable and cameras are being installed to broadcast the Indianapolis 500 race via closed circuit TV to select theaters and auditoriums. While the cameras are tested drivers and their cars also prepare for the big event. PLEASE
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