NAVY TESTS FLYING PLATFORM - 1955 The Navy takes a flying platform for a test run. The experimental craft was designed and built by Hiller Helicopters of Palo Alto, California - one for the science fiction books.
Date: April 10, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
DAREDEVIL TREE TOPPER - 1955 A California daredevil tree-topper nimbly scales a towering forest tree, lops off its leafy top then comes back down sliding along a rope anchored by his wife. A sensational slide for life to save a few seconds!
POLITICS & BASEBALL - 1955 Politics and baseball come together as President Eisenhower throws out the ball to open the first game of the season. Meanwhile in Daytona Beach, Florida congressmen play a game - Democrats versus Republicans - until the game is called off due to exhaustion.
Date: April, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:08:00, No 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.
NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - 1955 The nation's top basketball teams battle it out for the N.C.A.A. championship title. The San Francisco Dons led by All-American Bill Russell triumph over the LaSalle Explorers 77-63.
Date: March 19, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:19:00, No Audio
NEVADA ATOM BOMB TEST & TROOPS - 1955 Troops get into trenches during an atomic bomb blast at the Nevada Test Site. Afterwards, the men are dusted down, checked for radioactive levels then go to inspect vehicles caught in the blast. This was one of a series of such tests conducted in 1955.
THERE'S URANIUM IN THEM THAR HILLS - 1955 History repeats itself in Bakersfield, California where a Uranium rush emulates the '49 Gold Rush of the Old West. Even lady prospectors get in on finding the precious metal for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
1955 ANIMAL OSCARS - THE PATSY AWARDS In the animal equivalent to the Oscars a black stallion named Beaut (aka Fury) wins the Patsy Award for "Picture Animal Top Star of the Year." Second place goes to Francis, the talking mule, and third to seal Esmerelda in "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea."
Date: March 20, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:49:00, No Audio
DAYTONA BEACH MOTORCYCLE RACE - 1955 Expert riders compete in the American Motorcycle Association's 200-mile national championship race at Daytona Beach, Florida. Not everyone keeps their balance, but Bradley Andres of San Diego, California takes the title.
Date: March 13, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
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