1955 TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER Europe’s nine-day cross country bicycle marathon, the Tour De France, carries its bicycle riders through spectacular scenery including the Maritime Alps and more. Louison Bobet of France finished first followed closely by Belgium's Jean Brankart.
Date: July 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
ATHLETES & IKE URGE SPORTS FOR KIDS- 1955 Key sports figures of the day such as Willie Mays and Jack Fleck gather with President Eisenhower and V.P. Richard Nixon in urging the youth of America to participate in sports. It's all part of a presidential campaign to push physical fitness for America's youth.
SHOT PUTTER & STEEPLECHASE RUNNERS - 1929 At Travers Island (the New York Athletic Club's summer home on Long Beach Sound), 1912 Olympian Pat McDonald throws a shot put over a high bar. The steeplechase runners take a cold plunge circa 1929.
L.A. RAMS DEFEAT BALTIMORE COLTS - 1955 Thirty-seven thousand fans brave wintry weather to see the Baltimore Colts and L.A. Rams go head to head. It's touch and go with the Colts moving to the lead in the 4th period, sparked by Alan Ameche but Tank Younger torpedoes the Colts as the Rams roar back to a 20-14 victory.
Date: December 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:57:00, With Audio
MAX BAER, LITTLE LEAGUE UMPIRE - 1955 Sacramento little leaguers get a surprise umpire as Max Baer, former heavyweight champ, arrives with Coach Gene Ray and Sacramento Police Captain Pat Bennet for a pep talk before the game. However, the kids aren't afraid to argue when Baer makes a call they don't agree with but he overrules their objections.
4TH INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR OLYMPICS - 1955 At the 4th International Wheelchair Olympics athletes show off their skills in archery, the javelin throw and even basketball. An amazing testament to the spirit of athletics and overcoming obstacles.
22ND ALL STAR SERIES - 1955 The 22nd All Star game gets under way in Milwaukee. Cleveland's Al Lopez and New York's Leo Durocher match managerial wits in the heart stopping game that sees the favored National Leaguers come from behind to win a twelve inning game when Stan Musial clouts a homer to break the tie 6-5.
Date: July 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:11:00, With Audio
COLLEGE ALL-STARS DEFEAT THE PROS - 1955 The annual College All Stars game pits the pro champs against college all-stars in a dazzling upset. After four straight defeats, the collegians - sparked by Ralph Guglielmi of Notre Dame and Tad Weed of Ohio State with 3 field goals - defeat the Cleveland Browns 30-27.
WORLD LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP - 1955 It's ladies first in the 22-mile World Long Distance Swimming Championship from Capri to Naples, Italy. Lanky Alfredo Camarero of Argentina won the men's division while Margaret Feather of England takes first for the women, making a funny face as she rests after the grueling swim-a-thon.
Date: August 1, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:59:00, With Audio
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