1,500 DIE IN MEXICO'S WORST STORM DISASTER A hurricane and floods batter central Mexico, causing havoc from the Pacific coast where numerous ships including an 1,800 ton freighter are swamped to far inland where whole villages are wiped out by earth slides. With the death toll near 1,500 and still mounting, the grim decision is made to abandon the search for bodies, as Mexico concentrates all its resources on relief for the stricken areas. Aid packages include boxes of serum to treat stings from scorpions unearthed by the storm. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
1955 PAN AMERICAN GAMES Track and field records topple in the Pan American Games held in Mexico City, Mexico. The pole vault crown is captured yet again by Rev. Bob Richards with the U.S. sweeping the games followed by Argentina and Mexico.
1968 MEXICO CITY OLYMPICS BLACK POWER SALUTE Capturing a controversial and significant historical moment in Olympic history, American Medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos give the Black Power salute during the national anthem.
Date: 1968 - COLOR Source: Shot on Film, Exists on BetaSP Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
1969 DRUG BUSTS & WOODSTOCK The year 1969 sees a crackdown on marijuana, which is confiscated and burned by federal officers in U.S. and Mexico. However people continue to "turn on" with music at Woodstock.
Date: 1969 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:33:00, With Audio
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