HOUSE SPEAKER SAM RAYBURN HONORED - 1955 More than 3,000 Democrats and party notables attend a testimonial dinner for House Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas. Many political notables attend including Ex-President Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson, New York Governor W. Averell Harriman and Eleanor Roosevelt among others.
Date: April 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, No Audio
AUSTRIAN STATE TREATY NEGOTIATIONS - 1955 Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab returns home from Moscow where he successfully negotiated an agreement on the Austrian State (peace) Treaty to regain independence from the Russia. Within a month all four powers signed the treaty making it official, and Austria free.
Date: April, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:30:00, No Audio
MASS POLIO VACCINATIONS BEGIN - 1955 The new Salk polio vaccine is shipped out to medical centers where families line up with their children to receive vaccination shots offering protection against the crippling disease.
GLOBE OF DEATH MOTORCYCLE STUNT - 1955 Two motorcycle daredevils race inside the Palisades Park, New Jersey "Globe of Death" thrilling the crowds. Great POV down from the top of the globe as the bikes race by.
HAIPHONG EVACUATIONS VIA U.S. LST'S - 1955 Refugees are evacuated via U.S. LST ships as communist troops poise on the outskirts of Haiphong ready to take over the city as the French end their 75-year rule there.
Date: May, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:32:00, No Audio
ACTRESS JUNE ALLYSON - 1955 June Allyson is named top actress of year by the Woman's Home Companion poll and receives an award at a Beverly Hills, California event. The actress received several such awards for her popularity with audiences that year.
Date: May, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:24:00, No Audio
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