BERLIN WALL OPENED FOR HOLIDAYS Western Berliners wait as the gates of the Berlin Wall are opened so that they may cross to communist Germany for the holidays. Families are reunited on one day passes but many Easterners will stay in the West. Consequently East Berlin only allows the old and infirm to travel to the West so as to not lose productive members of their society.
DROUGHT IN THE NORTHEAST Crops are severely affected by one of the worst droughts of the century in the summer of 1964. Apple orchards whither and livestock drinks water that's trucked in to keep them alive. New wells are dug to find water deeper down. Rivers are way below normal and families carry water from the village water pump to their homes. Forests are closed due to devastating forest fires in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD MUSEUM During Navy week, children visit the Washington Navy Yard Museum and look at displays of ships and battles fought on the sea. Twenty-four of the models President Kennedy kept in the White House are on display in the John F. Kennedy Collection including a model of the aircraft carrier Leyte and the actual deckgun from the submarine Tigrone.
PETE GOGOLAK IN BILLS VERSUS JETS The New York Jets kick-off to Buffalo in front of a record crowd for professional football. A long pass puts the Jets ahead of the undefeated Bills. An 80-yard touchdown pass ties the game at the half. The Bills pull ahead and win in the second half that to Pete Gogolak's innovative "soccer-style" placekicking.
PROTEST IN JAPAN Japanese students and leftist organizations turn out for a demonstration protesting the visit of U.S. nuclear subs to Japan. The police and the crowd turn to fighting as the demonstrators attempt to penetrate the grounds of the Naval bases.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY VERSUS BOSTON COLLEGE The Air Force Academy Falcons play the Boston College Eagles in college football. The game features lots of long passes smoothly executed. Ed Foley (Senior), the Boston quarterback, leads the Eagles to victory.
VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE COMPLETED Workers put the finishing touches on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge connecting Staten Island to the rest of New York City. At the time of its opening in 1964, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world.
RADIO TOWER CONSTRUCTION IN VIETNAM U.S. Special Forces in South Vietnam use helicopters to bring materials to an almost inaccessible mountaintop. This is the first step in establishing a radio relay station so the headquarters can keep in touch with remote outposts. Native workman clear the terrain for a helipad to be built. A temporary station is housed in a Buddhist Temple on top of the mountain.
GROUNDBREAKING OF SHERATON-UNIVERSAL HOTEL California's Universal City is growing fast as ground is about to be broken on the new Sheraton Universal Hotel. Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee and Kathleen Nolan lend the Hollywood touch as Lew Wasserman, MCA President, and Ernest Henderson III, President of the International Sheraton System, sign a contract for the construction of the new "Hotel of the Stars" and present Tippi Hedren and Ernest Borgnine with momentos of the event.
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