MAYS HITS FOUR HOME RUNS IN ONE GAME The Braves meet the Giants in Milwaukee and baseball history is made by Willie Mays when he hits four home runs in one game joining only 8 men who had achieved the milestone before him.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 15,000 fans pack the stands at the National Collegiate Track and Field Championships held in Philadelphia in 1961. George Davies of Oklahoma State has to settle for a three-way tie in the pole vault. Dyrol Burrleson of Oregon breaks the finish line tape after running a quietly confident mile.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2 The crowd is treated to a record setting performance in the high jump by John Thomas of Boston University at the National Collegiate Track and Field Championships. Frank Budd burns up the track as he wins the 220.
CHICAGO WINS THE STANLEY CUP In the third period of the final game of the Stanley Cup Championships of 1961, the Chicago Black Hawks score two insurance runs and win the game 5-1. They celebrate their championship title on the ice.
MASTERS TOURNAMENT OF 1961 At Augusta, Arnold Palmer tees-off in the Masters Golf Tournament. He's followed by Gary Player of South Africa. The eighteenth hole sees one of the most hectic finishes in the history of the Masters. Player finishes with a total of 280. Palmer needs only par to win.
MASTERS TOURNAMENT OF 1961 - 2 Arnold Palmer blasts to strongly out of the trap hitting the ball into the crowd on the eighteenth hole of the final round of the 1961 Masters Tournament. Gary Players becomes the first foreigner ever to win the Masters.
OPENING DAY OF BASEBALL 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt throws out the first ball to open the baseball season in Washington. Lefty Gomez pitches for the New York Yankees. The Senators won opening day in 1936. In Fenway Park in Boston, Connie Mack and Joe Cronin exchange hellos. At New York's Polo Grounds Mayor Fiorello La Guardia threw out the opening ball while Babe Ruth watched from the stands.
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