EUROPEAN GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Top stars from 19 nations including the Iron Curtain countries vie for the European Gymnastic Championships in Germany. It's an impressive display of muscle, control and precision.
Date: April 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:12:00, No Audio
ASIAN-AFRICAN (BANDUNG) CONFERENCE - 1955 Representatives of 30 African and Asian states converge on Bandung, Indonesia for a conference to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and oppose colonialism. Prime Minister of India's Pandit Nehru is among the early arrivals.
Date: April 18, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
MASS POLIO VACCINATIONS BEGIN - 1955 The new Salk polio vaccine is shipped out to medical centers where families line up with their children to receive vaccination shots offering protection against the crippling disease.
K.C. ATHLETICS RETURN TO MAJOR LEAGUES - 1955 Kansas City celebrates its baseball team's return to the major leagues with a parade and game attended by over 30,000. It's the Athletics against Detroit in a game that ends with a triumphant 6 -2 score.
Date: April 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:06:00, No Audio
EISENHOWER RECEIVES DEGREE - 1955 President Eisenhower receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from old friend retired General Mark Clark, now president of The Citadel - South Carolina's military college. An impressive review of the corps of cadets concludes the ceremony.
Date: April 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, No Audio
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
AAU WOMENS INDOOR DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Women divers are grace and poetry in motion as they compete at the National A.A.U. Women's Indoor Swimming and Diving Championships. Among the winners that year are diving star Mrs. Patricia McCormick.
SALK POLIO VACCINE ANNOUNCED - 1955 The findings of the Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center of the University of Michigan are reported by Dr. Thomas Francis Jr. who announces that a vaccine created by Jonas E. Salk works. Shipments of the vaccine begin as the world rejoices the medical breakthrough.
Date: April 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:40:00, 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!
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