BRAVES WIN WORLD SERIES In a dramatic finale to a dramatic World Series, the battling Braves of Milwaukee, behind the superb pitching of Lou Burdette, trounce the incumbent champions, the N.Y. Yankees, by a score of 5-0, to win the Series. It's Burdette's third World Series.
QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS THE U.S. Queen Elizabeth arrives by plane in Williamsburg, Virginia to begin an historic 6-day visit in the U.S. With Prince Philip, the monarch motors to historic Jamestown for the 350th anniversary of the first British settlement in the new world. Later, she flies to Washington. President Dwight D. Eisenhower welcomes her at the airport and then drives with her through cheering throngs to the White House.
RUSSIAN RUNNER SETS NEW MARK In Italy's Olympic Stadium in Rome, site of the 1960 games, Vladimir Kuts of Russia sets a shattering pace to lap the field and win the gruelling 5,000-meter event in world record time.
WILT CHAMBERLAIN SETS BASKETBALL MARKS Here's a capsule profile of the basketball player who came up from the Philadelphia High School Overbrook to set the professional basketball world on fire. Wilt Chamberlain has just set another record, 100 points in one game, playing for the Philadelphia Warriors.
JAPAN LOSES JUDO CROWN TO EUROPEAN For the first time the World Judo Championship is held outside of Japan and these Parisian matches see Koji Sone, world champ lose his title to a Hollander, Anton Geesink.
1961 YANKEE BASEBALL Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle battle it out to see who beats Babe Ruth's Home Run Record. Roger Maris wins in the end but in a longer season. The Yankees won the World Series 4 games to 1 against the Cincinnati Reds. They were led by Whitey Ford's pitching.
EMPEROR HIROHITO: A FAMILY PORTRAIT Emperor Hirohito and his family have a New Year's gathering in their new home. It's a house warming for the home that replaced the Imperial palace which was destroyed by World War II air raids. He poses with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law, and grandson.
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