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.
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
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.
WEIGHTLIFTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Germany is the site of the Weightlifting World Championships where the world's top weight-lifters gather for the international crown. Russia wins the team event, but it's America's Paul Anderson of Tocoa, Georgia who steals the show with an incredible 1,000 pounds plus record performance to win the heavyweight title.
HAPPY HUNTING AT TULE LAKE - 1955 At Tule Lake in Northern California millions of ducks and geese gather on their way South. Some areas are designated for hunting and happy sportsmen bag their limit in no time at all.
WORLD SERIES 1955 - GAME ONE It's New York's twelfth subway series as the Yankees and Dodgers meet for the first game of the World Series. Brooklyn, in quest of its first series victory, opens with big Don Newcombe opposed by Whitey Ford. Despite a strong effort, the Yankees win the game as Joe Collins belts two home runs and rookie sensation Elston Howard (the first black Yankee) adds a third.
Date: September 28, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:40:00, With Audio
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