PRESIDENT CELEBRATES 65TH BIRTHDAY - 1955 President Eisenhower marks his 65th birthday with a satisfactory convalescence as he shares cake with fellow G.I. patients at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and waves to well wishers and media from the sun-deck.
Date: October 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
WEIGHTLIFTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Germany is the site of the Weightlifting World Championships where the world's top weight-lifters gather for the international crown. Russia wins the team event, but it's America's Paul Anderson of Tocoa, Georgia who steals the show with an incredible 1,000 pounds plus record performance to win the heavyweight title.
UCLA VS IOWA PLUS SPARKLING HALFTIME SHOW - 1955 A night time game at the Los Angeles Coliseum between the UCLA Bruins and Iowa Hawkeyes sees plenty of sparkle in the game and at the half time show where thousands of flashlights make formations of a tree and map of the United States. UCLA goes on to victor 33-13.
Date: October 21, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:42:00, With Audio
FIRST PICTURES OF RECOVERING PRESIDENT - 1955 President Eisenhower's famous grin is flashed for the cameras as he poses for the first pictures taken since his heart attack on the sundeck of the Denver hospital where he's recovering.
Date: October 25, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:41:00, With Audio
R.A.F AND U.S.A.F BOXING TOURNAMENT - 1955 In England, the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Air Force renew their annual boxing tourney with plenty of fisticuffs in a show of friendly rivalry that is a knockout at times.
WYOMING PLANE CRASH KILLS 66 - 1955 It's the worst U.S. airline disaster to date in Wyoming, when a transport plane flies into 12,000 foot Medicine Bow peak killing 66 people. Rescue workers sift through the wreckage and remove the dead, scattered on both sides of the peak, hindered by snow and the steep terrain.
Date: October 6, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
BELGIUM'S PRINCE ALBERT TOURS U.S. - 1955 Full military honors greet Belgium's young Prince Albert, brother of King Baudoin, as he arrives in the nation's capital on a nation-wide tour of military, industrial and educational points of the U.S.
Date: September 28, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:32:00, With Audio
FRENCH TROUBLES IN U.N. AND ELSEWHERE - 1955 France's foreign minister Antoine Pinay threatens the United Nations with his country's withdrawal from the organization over the Algerian dispute. Meanswhile French troubles continue as Morocco's Sultan Ben Araffa goes into exile with Mohammed ben Youssef's return to the throne.
Date: September 29, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:04:00, With Audio
GET WELL LETTERS TO PRESIDENT EISENHOWER - 1955 Get well letters wishing President Eisenhower a speedy recovery from his heart attack pour in. Press Secretary James Haggarty gives the nation an uplifting message and heartfelt thanks from First Lady Mamie Eisenhower on her husband's condition.
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER HAS HEART ATTACK - 1955 On September 25th, President Eisenhower is stricken with a "mild" heart attack while on vacation in Denver. Montage of the hospital where he receives treatment, concerned family and his staff and a message of reassurance from Vice President Richard Nixon the following day.
Date: September 26, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:45:00, With Audio
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