LOYOLA WINS 1963 NCAA TITLE In one of the fastest finals imaginable, Loyola's Ramblers take the NCAA basketball title from Cincinnati's Bearcats. In a amazing final spurt, the Ramblers come from behind to run the game into overtime,--then score their winning basket almost as the final whistle blows. Cheerleaders and crowds join in the excitement.
BASEBALL SEASON OPENER 1963 As the old familiar cry rings throughout the land, President John F. Kennedy opens the season in the old familiar way. He throws out the first ball and settles back to see the Baltimore Orioles take the Washington Senators. Don Rudolph pitches a ball to Jim Gentile - it hits the scoreboard for a homer. Boog Powell comes through with another and Baltimore tops the Senators.
SPORTS POLE VAULT RECORD AT PENN RELAYS The Penn Relays, 69th running, sees a soaring record in the Pole Vault as Brian Sternberg of the University of Washington clears the bar at 16 ft., 5 inches, a world record. The 440-yard relay is copped by Michigan State after they also win the 880-yard. Other events are covered.
U.C.L.A. CHAMP SETS RECORD IN DECATHLON Chuan-Kwang Yang, a Senior in Physical Education at U.C.L.A., wipes out the old Decathlon record in a meet at Walnut, California. The events include thern1,500-meter run, the 100 and 400 meter dashes, high hurdles, pole vault, javelin, discus, high jump, shotput and broad jump.
'CHATEAUGAY' WINS KENTUCKY DERBY Upwards of 100,000 people jam Churchill Downs for the 89th running of the Kentucky Derby. Undefeated "No Robbery" and "Candy Spots" and "Never Bend" are the top three horses, but a 9-1 outsider, "Chateaugay" puts on a stretch run that gives him the "Run For The Roses" in a thrilling finish.
GIANTS BEAT THE COLTS After a near-disaster in the first half, the New York football Giants come back in the second half to down the Colts: 37 to 28. The Giants fumble 5 times in the first half to almost hand the game to the Colts. In the second half Y.A. Tittle gets going and quarterbacks the Giants to the decision that send the Baltimore eleven reeling.
NEW TRACK AND FIELD RECORDS Peter Snell of New Zealand sets a U.S. mile mark as he leads Jim Beatty and others home in a run at the Modesto, California meet. Another world record is set as Brian Sternberg soars 16 feet 7 inches in the pole vault. Phil Shinnick set a broad jump record, 24 feet 4 inches only to have it disqualified due to wind velocity.
REDS WIN WORLD SERIES The National League Cincinnati Reds defeat the American League Detroit Tigers in the seventh and final game of the 1940 World Series of Baseball. With Derringer on the mound, the Reds get two runs over Detroit's one to win the series four games to three.
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