U.S. RECOGNIZES NEW SYRIAN REGIME The seventh revolution in Syria since the French relinquished their mandate in 1941 sees the Ba'ath Party, which favors Egypt's Nassar, take power. The U.S. recognizes the government as long as they pledge to recognize their international obligations. Citizens protest in the streets.
Date: March 8, 1963 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:42:00, No Audio
PRESIDENT DEDICATES AIRPORT President John F. Kennedy makes the formal dedication of Chicago's O'Hare Airport. He places a wreath on the monument. Later he drives through The Loop to a Civic luncheon while confetti falls and crowds cheer.
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.
"THE BIRDS" OPENS AT CANNES At Cannes, the International Film Festival opens with "The Birds," Alfred Hitchcock's thriller that is flying high around the world. The director releases a flock of birds dramatically over the crowd.
'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.
ROOSEVELT TOURS NEW ENGLAND Pres. Roosevelt speeds through Connecticut on his way to his 3rd "campaign" speech in Boston. Big crowds greet him in Hartford, where he inspects the Pratt & Whitney airplane engine factory.
WILLKIE HAILED IN MIDWEST - 2 On the eve of what may be the closest election in many years, the Republican candidate takes another "swing" in Illinois and Ohio. Huge crowds turn out; in one town of a population of 5,000, over 100,000 gather to see him.
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.
N.Y. FAIR HAS COLORFUL FINALE It's biggest record of a two-year run, over a half-million people, jam the New York World's Fair on closing day. Over 45,000,000 thrilled to its glittering pageantry and scenic exhibits with a fountain and firework finale.
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