MEADOW BROOK STEEPLECHASE - 1932 The 1932 New York Meadow Brook Steeplechase features steep jumps across rugged terrain as horse and rider try, and sometimes fail, to stay in the lead. T.W. Durant's Fugitive takes home the trophy.
SMARANDA BRAESCUS SETS PARACHUTE RECORD - 1932 Smaranda Braescu of Italy sets a new world record for altitude parachute jumping by making the leap at 24,000 feet. Another woman aviator makes history. Great pilot POV of Smaranda as she leaps from the plane.
SKI JUMP & FOUR-MAN BOBSLED - 1932 WINTER OLYMPICS Athletes from around the Winter Olympics gather at Lake Placid, N.Y. Great POVs of athletes rocketing down the ski jump. Norway’s Birger Ruud leaps 216 and 226 feet in successive heats to win the event while the bobsled driving of Billy Fiske and Harry Homburger garners the four-men team first place.
TROUBLE MAKER WINS MEADOW BROOK RACE - 1933 Horse and rider must overcome high obstacles over a rough course during the 35th running of the famous Meadow Brook Steeplechase. Several riders take a tumble but Mrs. Thomas H. Somerville's big bay Gelding "Trouble Maker" makes it to the finish winning her the coveted cup.
AMERICAN AVIATOR AMELIA EARHART SETS RECORDS EVEN WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES A disheveled but radiant Amelia Earhart talks about her flight and intention to set new records in aviation. "Well I lost my head cover and so that caused me to lose some time which was serious to me." A reporter notes however that she has still broken her previous nonstop record by several hours.
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