SANTA ANITA HANDICAP RACE Don Ameche is one of the 85,000 fans turned out for the Santa Anita Handicap in Arcadia, California. Mighty Armed is the favorite but Olhaverry breaks out of the ranks to win the 100,000 dollar purse.
Date: March 3, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:01:00, With Audio
FIRE DESTROYS THE SS JOHN ERICSSON A massive fire from a shorted circuit breaks out on the former troopship SS John Ericsson, endangering the nearby Queen Elizabeth. Fire fighters arrive to battle the blaze but it may be too late to salvage the ship.
Date: March 8, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:44:00, With Audio
DESTRUCTIVE PIER FIRE IN WEEHAWKEN An inferno blazes into the night as a fire breaks on out on a railroad pier in Weehawken, New Jersey, one of the most expensive and damaging fires in the history of NYC. Fire teams from all over the state arrive to battle the destructive fire.
Date: January 8, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:43:00, With Audio
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 15,000 fans pack the stands at the National Collegiate Track and Field Championships held in Philadelphia in 1961. George Davies of Oklahoma State has to settle for a three-way tie in the pole vault. Dyrol Burrleson of Oregon breaks the finish line tape after running a quietly confident mile.
DONALD CAMPBELL BREAKS LAND SPEED RECORD Donald Campbell prepares his Bluebird for a land speed trial. He breaks the world record topping off at over 400 miles per hour on the sands on an Australian beach. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
SARATOGA LAUNCHED The mightiest ship of war in history, the carrier Saratoga, is launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Boasting more powerful turbines than her sister ship, the Forrestal, the Saratoga is the 6th U.S. ship to wear her combat-honored name.
WASHINGTON VS U.S.C. Cold and rainy in Seattle as Washington holds the favored Trojans scoreless into the fourth quarter, and breaks out a sensational 80-yard scoring play to down U.S.C., 7-0 and lead the Coast Conference.
U.S. VERSUS SOVIET UNION IN TRACK AND FIELD - 3 Fred Hansen breaks his own record in the pole vault event at the U.S. versus Soviet Union Sports Spectacle. Dallas Long comes through with a new world shot put record. Valeriy Brumel wins the high jump event but doesn't break his own record.
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