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Newsreels: 1962 Events At Home And Abroad
Newsreels 1962 stock footage documents world events, politics and war as well as sports, fashion and entertainment for the year of 1962. Our Public Domain Stock Footage newsreels cover every major world event, the not so major events, strides in technology, the lives of public figures, fads and trends. Newsreels 1962 is an incredibly rich resource of visual history that tells the story of the year 1962.
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NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62071)

EARTHQUAKE STRIKES IRAN
Ten thousand Iranians are dead in one of the most horrible disasters in modern history. An equal number are seriously injured and from thirty to forty thousand homeless.
DEADLY FLOODS IN KOREA
Halfway around the world nature went on another rampage in Korea, leaving 200 dead in a ravaging flood.
KILLER TYPHOON HITS HONG KONG
To the south, Hong Kong reeled from the impact of still another disaster, a typhoon that killed 100, injured 600 and left 27,000 homeless.
FRENCH PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE VISITS GERMANY
President Charles DeGaulle arrives in Bonn to begin the first State visit to Germany by a French Chief of State in modern times. His main discussion with Chancellor Adenauer will pivot around political union with other European countries.
PARIS FASHION HOUSE OF DIOR PRESENTS FALL FASHIONS
The Fall flowers that will brighten Autumn will not outshine the new Paris fashions, a typical cross-section of which is displayed. It’s the lean, narrow look that’s in the stars.
FARMBOROUGH AIR SHOW IS A BRITISH THRILLER
The Farnborough Air Show, Britain's showcase for new aircraft, displays the latest from the drawing boards: some radical planes that may reshape aviation transport. As a grand finale: a flying circus that's a hair-raiser!
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62072)

OHIO LASS IS CROWNED THE NEW 'MISS AMERICA'
There's a parade of 54 pulchritudinous peaches in the finals for the title of 'Miss America' at Atlantic City. 54 good reasons to See America First! The winner is Jacquelyn Jeanne Mayer, 20, a Northwestern University co-ed who makes good.
FRENCH PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE ENDS VISITS TO GERMANY
The French leader and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer conclude a series of talks on Franco-German unity that will probably influence deeply the current talks of British Commonwealth partners on Britain's entry into the European Common Market.
TYPHOON LASHES ISLAND OF FORMOSA
The first big storm of the season, 'Amy', roars across the Nationalist Chinese Island with 144 mph winds that cause heavy flooding and drive 30,000 people to higher ground in Taipei.
THE TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY IS OFFICIALLY OPENED
First projected half a century ago, the Trans-Canada Highway is officially opened as the last section in British Columbia is dedicated by the Prime Minister. It’s a billion-dollar dream come true.
TENNIS GRAND SLAM
Rod Laver, Australia’s phenom, takes the 82nd U.S. Championship in a final match with his countryman, Roy Emerson. This gives him the U.S., Australian, French and Wimbledon, the four major titles. Another Australian, Margaret Smith, defeated Darlene Hard to take the Women’s Singles.
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62073)

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY TOURS SPACEFLIGHT INSTALLATIONS
The President toured four Space installations, Huntsville, Alabama, Cape Canaveral, Fla., the Houston Manned Space Center and the McDonnell plant in St. Louis. He inspected our Space progress and recieved highly classified reports on how far we've gone. In Houston he called for backing in our Space effort saying we cannot afford to lag if we want to be in the forefront of nations.
LEATHER MAKES A GRAND ENTRANCE IN THIS FALL FASHION PARADE
Tan Mah HideLeather is falling into step in the Fall Fashion Parade. Finished in an explosion of rainbow colors, leather has been styled into smocks and sheath-topped shirts and is used to accent tweed and leopard; yes, leopard!

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO:

There was a prologue to World War, II, 25 years ago. The people of shanghai were standing firm agaist Japanese aggression when they were bombed without warning from the air and from the sea. This was the horrible preview of things to come; civilians helpless before a doom sowed from the skies.

Americans were evacuated from the International Zone of' Shanghai; families of military and diplomatic personnel taken by tenders and tugs through heavy cross-fire to safety aboard U.S. liners.

In San Diego, 1,200 Marines set sail for the Far East to protect American lives and property. Again, this was a preview of things to come. In four short years American troops would once more pour overseas by the millions.
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62074)

YACHTING GREATEST SPECTACLE THE AMERICA'S CUP
The defense of the America's Cup by the United States draws' a huge flotilla to the waters off Newport, R.I. President John F. Kennedy is among the spectators as the. U.S. entry the 'Weatherly' downs Australia's 'Gretel' in the first of a series of four out of seven races. The wind, blowing at eighteen knots is too much for the 'Gretel' who follows the 'Weatherly' home by 3:46 minutes.
FORMER U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL DAG HAMMARSKJOLD HONORED YEAR AFTER DEATH
The United Nations honors the memory of the martyr to the cause of peace. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson and other dignitaries unveil a plaque in honor of the Secretary General who was killed while on a peace mission to the Congo.
RELIEF PUSHED FOR EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS IN IRAN
The aftermath of one of the worst disasters in modern times. Heroic relief work is underway in Iran to take care of more than 100,000 homeless in the wake of an earthquake that killed more than 10,000 people.
PRO FOOTBALL
Baltimore Colts 30
Los Angeles Rams 27

The Baltimore Colts come from behind to defeat the Los Angeles Rams, 30 to 27, at Baltimore. Johnny Unitas stars as the Colts get a break in the final seconds as the Rams fumble and the Colts recover to score and win.
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62075)

UNITED NATIONS BEGINS ITS 17TH SESSION
The General Assembly of the United Nations begins its 17th session with delegations from four new member nations being seated. Mr. Zafrulla Khan is elected President for the session.
TED KENNEDY WINS IN MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY
National attention is focused on a Senatorial contest in Massachusetts as Edward M. Kennedy, younger brother of the President, swamps Edward J. McCormack in the Democratic primary. He will face George Cabot Lodge who wins the Republican primary.
MORE ASTRONAUTS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE SPACEFLIGHT
A new space team for the Moon shot is introduced: Nine who will man the Gemini and Apollo craft that are designed for the path that leads to the Moon. New devices are unveiled, too; mock-ups of the Gemini and a space station designed to service it, and the X-20, a delta-winged plane that will be launched by Titan rockets and will land under pilot guidance.
FRENCH ALPINE TROOPS CLIMB ALPS IN MILITARY EXERCISE
In these days of nuclear warfare the French have given no thought to abandoning their crack Alpine troops. Groups of the men go through maneuvers high on Mt. Blanc to prove their toughness as they climb to the peak with full packs. Fifteen thousand feet up, with a view to enjoy; if they could.
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62076)

ARGENTINE PRESIDENT HOLDS ONTO CONTROL IN ARMY FEUD
A week-long clash, between opposition forces in the Argentinian Army comes to a climax as troops move on the capital. President Guido throws his lot in with the 'rebel' forces and peace prevails with the promise of early elections.
QUEEN OPENS DUTCH PARLIAMENT
With royal pomp the Queen and her three daughters ride to the Hall of the Knights to open the States General, the Parliament of the Netherlands.
CAVE EXPLORER SPENDS RECORD TWO MONTHS IN CAVE AND DARKNESS
A young spelunker, a cave explorer to us, comes to the surface after spending two months in the darkness. He's weak, but otherwise in good physical condition.
TURKEYS IN CANADA HEADING TO MARKET FOR THANKSGIVING
The gobblers in Canada are heading for market with Thanksgiving Day on the way. Get ready to throw that diet out the window.
PRO FOOTBALL
Green Bay 17
St. Louis 0

Last year's professional football champs are on their way again. Progress is good as they take their second win of the season dumping the St. Louis Cards 17 to O.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
USC 14
Duke 7

The Blue Devils invaded California intending to knock over U.S.C. with ease. When the dust of battle cleared away the Trojans had sent Duke home with a 14 to 7 black eye.
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62077)

UNITED STATES DEFEATS AUSTRALIA IN AMERICA'S CUP COMPETITION
The U.S. Cup defender 'Weatherly' and the Australian challenger 'Gretel' meet for the fifth and deciding race in the America’s Cup Series. The 'Weatherly' takes 4 out of 5 races and the cup stays in the U.S.
U.S. AIRPLANE CRASHES OFF COAST OF IRELAND 28 PERISH
RAF helicopters arrive in Cork, Ireland, with injured survivors of a U.S. plane forced to ditch off the Irish Coast. Forty-eight were rescued and the dead and missing total 28.
FLOODS IN INDIA CAUSE UNTOLD DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
Torrential rains, the heaviest in more than 60 years, bring death and destruction to wide areas of Punjab in North Central India.
TEXAS CON MAN BILLIE SOL ESTES FRAUD TRIAL POSTPONED
Billie Sol Estes goes on trial in Texas for fraud with cameras to record the event. The judge rules cameramen may be present as he postpones the hearing until witnesses are available.
NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T AS EUROPEAN MAGICIANS GATHER
European magicians convene in Hamburg, Germany, and they are up to their old tricks and some new ones for everyone’s edification.
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON LOSES BOXING BOUT IN BRITAIN
Sugar Ray Robinson, five-time middleweight champion, shows little of his old form and speed as he mixes with Terry Gownes in London. However, the Old Master can still draw capacity crowds as the house attests.
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62079)
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NASA ASTRONAUT MAKES PERFECT FLIGHT
Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., completes an almost flawless flight as he orbits the earth six times and comes down in the Pacific just 9,000 yards from the target area. An overheating flight suit on the first orbit is the only trouble he has as he travels 160,000 miles in 9 hours and 14 minutes. This flight was so successful, that a 17 orbit flight is being planned.
TRAGEDY IN NEW YORK AS 21 PERISH IN BOILER BLAST
Tearing through the building with the force of a bomb blast, an exploding boiler takes 21 lives in a New York Telephone Company building. Leaving nearly 100 injured. The boiler, weighing more than a ton, was blown into the building cafeteria during lunch hour, killing and maiming all those in its path.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO:

Twenty-five years ago the Giants, then of N.Y., met the Yankees in the World Series before many of the celebrities of the day. The Giants put up a gallant battle, but they went down before New York's 'Murderers Row': Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey and Tony Lazzeri
NEWSREEL HIGHLIGHTS OF 1962 (UE62080)

BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
Pictorial highlights show how the underdog Giants give the Yankees an unexpected run for their money as they battle for baseball's World Championship. The New Yorkers win the opening game, but the San Francisco lads come back in the second to tie it up. When they transfer from West to East Coast, the Yankees go ahead, two games to one, but again the Giants bounce right back.
HOUSTON HAILS NEW NASA SPACE HERO
Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., and his family are honored by an hour-long parade before his press conference where he outlines the reasons for the unqualified success of his flight.
POPE JOHN XXIII VISITS SHRINES ON EVE OF ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
Pope John XXIII, who has set many precedents, makes the first train journey undertaken by a Pope in 100 years. He visits two Shrines to pray for the success of the Ecumenical Council.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
UCLA 9
Ohio State 7

The Bruins of U.C.L.A. pull the upset of the week as they beat top-rated Ohio state. A field goal in the last 90 seconds gives the Californians a surprise win that has the fans yelling themselves hoarse.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Purdue 24
Notre Dame 6

The Irish play before the largest crowd ever at South Bend, 61,000, but that's the only record they roll up - as they bow to the Purdue Boilermakers, 24 to 6. Notre Dame just can't stop their surges and the Irish are saved from a whitewash in the final quarter.

COMMERCIAL FOR SAVINGS BONDS
Kirk Douglas shows how your Bond purchases underwrites the U.S. Space effort.
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