LADY BIRD JOHNSON VISITS CALIFORNIA Point Reyes, California, is dedicated as a National seashore by Mrs. Lyndon B Johnson. It's the first stop on a three-day beautification tour of the West. The First Lady also stops at an old Mission school in Carmel to greet children there.
LBJ VISITS ASIA President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson make a two-day visit to Bangkok, Thailand. The King and Queen greet them and thousands line the street, offering a traditionally dignified and formal welcome.
LBJ VISITS VIETNAM Following the end of the seven-nation Manila Conference, President Lyndon Johnson visits Corregidor then makes a surprise visit to Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam, to inspect, decorate eat, joke and visit informally with the troops. It's the first visit to a war zone by an American President since 1943.
LYNDON JOHNSON'S PEACE OFFENSIVE OF 1966 A U.S. carrier ship with all its planes on board illustrates President Lyndon Johnson's peace offensive of 1966 in the Vietnam War. Johnson's speech in July 0f '66 stating the U.S. will use diplomacy. Ambassador to the United Nations Arthur Goldberg arrives in Paris as spokesman for Johnson's efforts in diplomacy. Undersecretary of State On African Affairs G Mennen Williams visits Tanzania. Averell Harriman President Johnson's personal envoy visits Poland and then India, meeting with Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri just before he travelled to the Soviet Union on talks about the Kashmir region with Pakistani leader Ayub Kahn.
CANADIAN LADIES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Dominion Diamond Canadian Ladies National Curling Championships of 1966. Close ups and wides shots of the competition including some from the point of view of the fans in the stands.
ARNOLD PALMER WINS US OPEN GOLF Arnold Palmer wins the Los Angeles Golf Open by three strokes despite a final round of 73. A sensational approach and putt on the final green saves the day for the Latrobe, PA pro. Paul Harney comes in second place.
DONNA ERICKSON AND ROBERT HUMPHREY WEDDING Former "Miss Minnesota" competitor, Donna Erickson, becomes the bride of Robert
Humphrey, son of the Vice-President, in a wedding in St.Olaf's Roman Catholic
Church in Minneapolis. Surprise guest at the reception is Luci Johnson Nugent.
Date: August 27, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:59:00, With Audio
DEATH OF LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI A million people line the streets of New Delhi to pay last tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India. In keeping with Hindu custom, the Prime Minister's body is cremated on the banks of the river Jumna. Shastri's death thrust a new figure on the world scene. Madame Indira Gandhi is the almost unanimous choice to succeed Mr. Shastri as Prime Minister. Gandhi shakes hands with the U.S. Vice-President Hubert Humphrey while he visits India for Shastri's funeral.
NIGERIAN COUP ATTEMPT Life appears to go on calmly in Nigeria's streets despite an attempted coup by dissident junior officers. Only days after he presides at a Commonwealth Ministers' Conference, Nigerian Prime Minister Balewa was kidnapped by the rebels. The uprising came as a shock to Commonwealth nations.
GERMAN-AUSTRIAN SKI JUMP MEET 1966 The first major ski jump of the season gets off to a slippery start at Oberstdorf in the German-Austrian meet. There are jumpers from five countries after this title, but they all have had hard going as the course is rough and sloppy from rain and snow. The winner is Veikko Kankkonen of Finland, noted Olympic Gold Medal winner.
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