WEIGHTLIFTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Germany is the site of the Weightlifting World Championships where the world's top weight-lifters gather for the international crown. Russia wins the team event, but it's America's Paul Anderson of Tocoa, Georgia who steals the show with an incredible 1,000 pounds plus record performance to win the heavyweight title.
PARKER DEFEATS ARTHUR FOR CANADIAN CROWN - 1956 At Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, James J. Parker in the dark trunks tangles with Johnny Arthur for the Canadian version of the British Empire Heavyweight Crown. The fighters go twelve rounds before Parker is declared the winner.
Date: January 10, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:07:00, With Audio
MISS GERMANY BEAUTY PAGEANT - 1955 - 1 The annual "Miss Germany" pageant takes place in Baden Baden, Germany with the fair ladies parading first in native costumes, then swimsuits. Plenty of eye-candy for the guys and Miss Margit Neunke wins the crown and the chance to compete in the "Miss Universe" competition.
Date: June 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:58:00, With Audio
ROYAL HILARITY AT SHIP LAUNCHING - 1955 It's a rare transition from royal dignity to regal mirth as Holland's Crown Princess Beatrix launches a new destroyer and unexpectedly sees the guests doused with champagne. She, Prince Bernhard, and all the distinguished guests disolve into laughter as the ship rolls down the ramp.
Date: September 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:52:00, With Audio
CLEVELAND BROWNS DEFEAT L.A. RAMS - 1955 The Cleveland Browns battle the Los Angeles Rams for the pro football crown. The Browns' great Otto Graham, in his farewell appearance sparks the Browns' powerhouse game. Aided by seven interceptions they crush the Rams 38-14.
Date: December 26, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:41:00, With Audio
1955 PAN AMERICAN GAMES Track and field records topple in the Pan American Games held in Mexico City, Mexico. The pole vault crown is captured yet again by Rev. Bob Richards with the U.S. sweeping the games followed by Argentina and Mexico.
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