MISS UNIVERSE BEAUTY PAGEANT - 1955 It's the annual Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California where beauties from around the world are chosen from 50,000 preliminary contests in 40 countries. Sweden's Hellevi Rombin wins the crown.
Date: July 23, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:45:00, With Audio
PHOTO FINISH FOR NASHUA AT HIALEAH PARK - 1955 Nashua, the world's costliest horse, makes a spectacular return at Hialeah Park, Florida where he wins in a four-horse photo finish beating out Social Outcast by a mere nose. The photograph and a rerun of the incredible finish leave no doubts as to who the winner is.
Date: February 18, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:43:00, With Audio
JUAN PERON OUSTED BY REBELLION - 1955 - 2 Juan Peron, once the beloved president of Argentina, falls out of favor with economic upheavals and an attack on the Catholic Church in Buenos Aires. Four months later pictures of Peron are hurled from windows and burned as a national revolt causes Peron to flee into exile.
Date: September 19, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:29:00, With Audio
PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE AWARDS - 1955 The annual Photoplay Magazine Awards see a bevy of stars and Hollywood personalities gathered together to honor the brightest and the best. June Allyson wins for most popular actress receiving a kiss from husband Dick Powell, Producer Robert Fellows and Judy Garland also win awards.
Date: February 10, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, 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
MAURICE "THE ROCKET" RICHARD HONORED - 1955 Hockey legend Maurice "The Rocket" Richard of the Montreal Canadiens is honored with a set of gold cuff links by Toronto's Mayor. Looking on is Richard's younger brother Henri "The Pocket Rocket" Richard, a great hockey player too. The Canadiens are riding high with players like the Richards and Jean Beliveau who all smile for the cameras.
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER HAS HEART ATTACK - 1955 - 1 President Eisenhower enjoys a golf game while on vacation but shortly after is stricken by a heart attack. Across the nation churches and synagouges pray for his recovery while V.P. Nixon shoulders an extra burden and all eyes turn to the hospital where the President is recovering.
IRON MOUNTAIN SKI JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1956 Fantastic POV from top of the slide as a skier starts his flight down the enormous jump at Iron Mountain, Michigan. Finland's Esko Mommo takes the title with a jump of 265 feet capturing the combined A. J. Barth Memorial and Kiwani's International Ski Jumping Tournaments.
Date: February 26, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
ITALIAN MILITARY REVIEW - 1955 Italy hails its new democracy and fight against communism with a grand military review in Rome. Armed troops, armored tanks and jet fighters flying in formation are testament to the nation's determination to stand with Wester Europe against tyranny.
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER RETURNS - 1955 - 1 Looking relaxed and fit, President Eisenhower is greeted by crowds as he and First Lady Mamie arrive in Washington D.C. after his release from a Denver Hospital following a heart attack. He then heads to his Gettysburg farm where still more crowds greet him.
Date: November 11, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:12:00, With Audio
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