64TH INTERNATIONAL NYC SIX-DAY BIKE-A-THON The 64th International Six-Day cycle marathon at Madison Square Garden begins. Cyclists from around the world compete on a squirrel-cage track sometimes losing their balance as they whip around corners trying to outbike each other.
1938 MILLROSE TRACK & FIELD GAMES The annual Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden, N.Y. see amazing records broken. Glenn Cunningham captures the Wanamaker Mile at the big indoor track meet while Columbia's Ben Johnson breaks the world's record for the 60-yard dash at 6.0 seconds.
AUSTRALIAN ROWING CHAMP ARRIVES IN TORONTO Australian rowing champion Evans Paddon is welcomed to Toronto, Ontario for the World Professional Sculling Championships. He tests out his boat and gets a tour of some of the sights including a monument to one of Canada's rowing legends.
YALE HARVARD 76TH ROWING REGATTA The 76th Yale Harvard Rowing Regatta gets under way against a backdrop of boats on the Thames River, Connecticut. The teams give it their all while fans keep up by way of an observation train from the shore to witness Harvard's eight defeats Yale.
JOHN COBB TESTS NEW SPEED RACER Speed racer John Cobb sets his sights on breaking the world's land speed record of 345 m.p.h. just set by Captain Eyston. His new Napier-Railton car looks like something from the future as it's prepared for and taken on a test run across the Bonneville, Utah salt flats.
EYSTON SETS 345 M.P.H. LAND SPEED RECORD British racing ace Captain George Eyston prepares for a new world speed mark as his car "Thunderbolt" is painted black and the track prepared on the Bonneville, Utah salt flats. Driver POV of the sand blurring by as Eyston breaks his last speed record with a new one for 345 m.p.h.
ENGLAND PREPARES FOR WAR Anxious Londoners prepare for the coming war they rightly anticipate in spite of assurances Hitler won't attack. Citizens dig trenches, sandbag buildings and even get fitted with gas masks in case of attacks while soldiers make their own preparations.
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