MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE OF 1964 The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade of 1964 featuring the Radio City Music Hall float and a Donald Duck balloon. A new addition is the Munster Koach car with characters from the show riding aboard. The parades finishes with Santa Claus bringing in the holiday shopping season.
BERLIN WALL OPEN FOR HOLIDAYS - 2 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.
WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES AT INNSBRUCK Highlights from the 1964 Winter Olympic Games at Innsbruck, Austria include bobsledding and downhill slalom skiing events. The United States speed skater, Terry McDermott, wins the gold medal breaking the Olympic record. More highlights of ski jumping in slow motion.
AID TO VIETNAMESE FLOOD VICTIMS Helicopters from the aircraft carrier Princeton come to the aid of flood victims in South Vietnam. Bags of food are flown in to feed the many stranded and homeless Vietnamese flood victims.
JOHNNY UNITAS AND THE BALTIMORE COLTS The Minnesota Vikings play the Balitmore Colts in a professional football game with Johnny Unitas quarterbacking for the Colts. The stands are full of fans. The Colts win 17 to 14.
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.
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
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