POLITICS & BASEBALL - 1955 Politics and baseball come together as President Eisenhower throws out the ball to open the first game of the season. Meanwhile in Daytona Beach, Florida congressmen play a game - Democrats versus Republicans - until the game is called off due to exhaustion.
Date: April, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:08:00, No Audio
AAU WOMENS INDOOR DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Women divers are grace and poetry in motion as they compete at the National A.A.U. Women's Indoor Swimming and Diving Championships. Among the winners that year are diving star Mrs. Patricia McCormick.
K.C. ATHLETICS RETURN TO MAJOR LEAGUES - 1955 Kansas City celebrates its baseball team's return to the major leagues with a parade and game attended by over 30,000. It's the Athletics against Detroit in a game that ends with a triumphant 6 -2 score.
Date: April 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:06:00, No Audio
EUROPEAN GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Top stars from 19 nations including the Iron Curtain countries vie for the European Gymnastic Championships in Germany. It's an impressive display of muscle, control and precision.
Date: April 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:12:00, No Audio
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.
NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - 1955 The nation's top basketball teams battle it out for the N.C.A.A. championship title. The San Francisco Dons led by All-American Bill Russell triumph over the LaSalle Explorers 77-63.
Date: March 19, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:19:00, No Audio
CANADA WINS 1955 WORLD AMATEUR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP Canada's Penticton Vs tangle with Russia's top ice hockey team for the World Amateur Ice Hockey Championship. The Canadians avenge last year's title loss to Russia with a brilliant game scoring a memorable 5-0 victory.
Date: March 6, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:01:00, No Audio
DAYTONA BEACH MOTORCYCLE RACE - 1955 Expert riders compete in the American Motorcycle Association's 200-mile national championship race at Daytona Beach, Florida. Not everyone keeps their balance, but Bradley Andres of San Diego, California takes the title.
Date: March 13, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEW YORK TRACK MEET - 1955 In the Knights of Columbus Athletic Meet in Madison Square Garden, New York Rev. Bob Richards sets a new meet record in pole vaulting. Defending champion Mai Whitfield is nosed out by Villanova Alumnus Joe Gaffney in the 600-yard race.
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