HURRICANE CONNIE STRIKES EAST - 1955 Hurricane Connie rips north from the Carolinas along the Atlantic seaboard sideswiping New York City with gale winds and torrential rains that bring deadly floods. Driver POV fleeing the storn which makes matchsticks out of houses and lakes out of residential areas.
MAX BAER, LITTLE LEAGUE UMPIRE - 1955 Sacramento little leaguers get a surprise umpire as Max Baer, former heavyweight champ, arrives with Coach Gene Ray and Sacramento Police Captain Pat Bennet for a pep talk before the game. However, the kids aren't afraid to argue when Baer makes a call they don't agree with but he overrules their objections.
HM AIRSHIP R100 ARRIVES IN CANADA - 1930 The HM Airship R100 makes its first transatlantic trip from England to Canada where it moors at the airport in Saint-Hubert, Quebec. The giant dirigible's crew including Major G.H. Scott are greeted by the town's mayor and thousands of Canadians.
PHOTO FINISH FOR NASHUA AT HIALEAH PARK - 1955 Nashua, the world's costliest horse, makes a spectacular return at Hialeah Park, Florida where he wins in a four-horse photo finish beating out Social Outcast by a mere nose. The photograph and a rerun of the incredible finish leave no doubts as to who the winner is.
Date: February 18, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:43:00, With Audio
PRINCESS MARGARET & CAPT. TOWNSEND - 1955 - 1 Princess Margaret, seen at the Opera with her mother and Prime Minister Eden makes a crucial decision - she says no to the marriage proposal of war here Capt. Peter Townsend. The union was opposed by the Bishop of Canterbury who is relieved at the Princesses decision.
Date: October 31, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:25:00, With Audio
ARMY'S MOBILE TANK GUN MAKES ITS DEBUT - 1955 The Army's highly mobile TlOl, a self-propelled anti-tank gun that can go just about anywhere to do its job, makes its debut. The gun plows its way through mud and water, rolls effortlessly down a very steep hill and fires its gun with accuracy and power.
Date: October 25, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
DESIGNS BY CHARLES GELATT - 1955 New York designer Charles Gelatt sketches his designs which are then displayed by four lovely models. Gorgeous gowns and coats contain intricate details and hug the figure creating a foil that makes the woman truly unforgettable.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY - 1955 - 1 Disney's Adventureland theme park area features a fantastic show of mechanical singing birds. A boat ride into the jungle is also featured as the guide shoots at a menacing Hippopotamus before everyone makes it to the next theme - Frontierland.
Date: 1955 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:19:00, With Audio
ONTARIO LAKE SWIM MARATHON - 1955 Twenty-nine distance swimmers grease up then take to the icy waters of Lake Ontario for a $25,000 purse if they can swim across its 32-miles. Only one makes it, Cliff Lumsden, who is triumphant as he's rushed to a waiting ambulance.
Date: September 9, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:54:00, With Audio
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