OPENING DAY OF BASEBALL 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt throws out the first ball to open the baseball season in Washington. Lefty Gomez pitches for the New York Yankees. The Senators won opening day in 1936. In Fenway Park in Boston, Connie Mack and Joe Cronin exchange hellos. At New York's Polo Grounds Mayor Fiorello La Guardia threw out the opening ball while Babe Ruth watched from the stands.
MIDDLE EAST WAR - 2 The U.N. General Assembly rejects Russia's resolution to brand Israel the aggressor in the Middle East, while voiding the annexation of Jerusalem. Arab and Israeli forces exchange shots across the Suez Canal to break the temporary truce.
REDS TO GET HOLLYWOOD FILMS The first fruits of the Soviet-U.S. cultural exchange program as Eric Johnston and Russian officials sign an agreement which will make available the ten top Hollywood films to Soviet screens.
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