PRO DEBUT TENNIS MATCH Tilden defeats Kozeluh by straight set win in pro debut in New York, NY. The retired world amateur tennis champion, in his first appearance as a commercial player, shows splendid form in beating a great Czechoslovakian at Madison Square Garden before 12,000 fans who pay $40,000 to see match.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
LONDOS VERSUS MCMILLEN WRESTLING MATCH Jim Londos retains the mat crown in a slashing bout with McMillen in New York, NY. The champion and former collegiate wrestling-football star who played alongside Red Grange on the University of Illinois football team, battled 56 minutes before a record crowd at Madison Square Garden. The challenger seriously threatened the title-holder until Londos got him in his famous aerial pinwheel and hurled him to defeat.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:22:00, No Audio
67TH NATIONAL HORSE SHOW OPENS - 1955 The 67th National Horse Show opens in Madison Square Garden. The Good Will Challenge Trophy competition is the highlight of the show as the finest horses and riders of four nations
tackle the tough jumping course. Ireland's Lt. Pat Kiernan rides his handsome bay gelding Ballynonty to an impressive triumph.
Date: November 1, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:01:00, With Audio
PRINCE JOHN WINS GARDEN STATE STAKES - 1955 The Garden State Stakes at Camden, New Jersey is known as the world's richest with its $282,000 purse. Long-shot 24-1 Prince John upsets the favored Career Boy to win by a whisker.
Date: October 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:15:00, With Audio
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEW YORK TRACK MEET - 1955 In the Knights of Columbus Athletic Meet in Madison Square Garden, New York Rev. Bob Richards sets a new meet record in pole vaulting. Defending champion Mai Whitfield is nosed out by Villanova Alumnus Joe Gaffney in the 600-yard race.
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