4TH INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR OLYMPICS - 1955 At the 4th International Wheelchair Olympics athletes show off their skills in archery, the javelin throw and even basketball. An amazing testament to the spirit of athletics and overcoming obstacles.
22ND ALL STAR SERIES - 1955 The 22nd All Star game gets under way in Milwaukee. Cleveland's Al Lopez and New York's Leo Durocher match managerial wits in the heart stopping game that sees the favored National Leaguers come from behind to win a twelve inning game when Stan Musial clouts a homer to break the tie 6-5.
Date: July 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:11:00, With Audio
THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS - 1955 The festival of San Fermin in the city of Pamplona holds its famous "running of the bulls" with sometimes deadly consequences for both. In the arena its more mayhem as young bullfighters match wits against young bulls.
WORLD LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP - 1955 It's ladies first in the 22-mile World Long Distance Swimming Championship from Capri to Naples, Italy. Lanky Alfredo Camarero of Argentina won the men's division while Margaret Feather of England takes first for the women, making a funny face as she rests after the grueling swim-a-thon.
Date: August 1, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:59:00, With Audio
IRON MOUNTAIN SKI JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1956 Fantastic POV from top of the slide as a skier starts his flight down the enormous jump at Iron Mountain, Michigan. Finland's Esko Mommo takes the title with a jump of 265 feet capturing the combined A. J. Barth Memorial and Kiwani's International Ski Jumping Tournaments.
Date: February 26, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
MAURICE "THE ROCKET" RICHARD HONORED - 1955 Hockey legend Maurice "The Rocket" Richard of the Montreal Canadiens is honored with a set of gold cuff links by Toronto's Mayor. Looking on is Richard's younger brother Henri "The Pocket Rocket" Richard, a great hockey player too. The Canadiens are riding high with players like the Richards and Jean Beliveau who all smile for the cameras.
PHOTO FINISH FOR NASHUA AT HIALEAH PARK - 1955 Nashua, the world's costliest horse, makes a spectacular return at Hialeah Park, Florida where he wins in a four-horse photo finish beating out Social Outcast by a mere nose. The photograph and a rerun of the incredible finish leave no doubts as to who the winner is.
Date: February 18, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:43:00, With Audio
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