A group of children sit and eat with a four year old chimpanzee at his birthday party. The chimpanzee wears clothes and a chain. It drinks milk from a huge bottle. The party ends up with a roller skating round of fun, for the chimpanzee and the children. The chimpanzee uses his long hands while skating and makes funny faces.
Louella Parsons, Hedda Hopper, Jack Benny with his wife and Marilyn Monroe arrive at Baptizism function of Clark Gable's son John Clark Gable in Encino, California. Young John in lap of his mother Kay Gable, arrives at the church. Baptism ceremony in the church. John with his mother comes out from the church.
The first Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer aircraft (BuNo 139208) at Edwards AFB for its maiden flight on April 21, 1956, with test Douglas Aircraft test pilot Robert O. Rahn at the controls. Test pilot Rahn climbs aboard the aircraft, which is painted in U.S. Navy colors. After several views of pilot, Bob Rahn, in the cockpit, the scene shifts to the airplane on takeoff roll. It takes off smoothly accompanied by a T-33 chase plane. The F5D climbs out steeply and is next seen in level flight cruise configuration. The sequence concludes with the F5D on final approach and landing, with T-33 flying in parallel. The aircraft touches down smoothly and rolls out in a nose high attitude, seeming to almost drag its tail, but not quite. Photographers record the landing from the side of the runway. Reportedly the test flight was smooth overall and the aircraft easily exceeded the speed of sound on this, its first flight. (Note: The U.S. Navy cancelled the F5D Skylancer order, after only several aircraft were built. Two were eventually acquired by NASA.)
Major events of 1956. Contestants at Miss America pageant walk the ramp in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marian Ann McKnight of South Carolina crowned Miss America. Carol Morris of Iowa wins the Miss Universe contest in Long Beach, California.
Track and field sports at Compton, California. Participants of 100 meters race, run on track. Willie White wins by Bobby Joe Morrow, American Athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956 in the race. Bob Gutowski wins pole vault. Participants of Mile run, run on track. Spectators watch the game. Australia's Merv Lincoln wins the Mile.
The 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. A large number of delegates gathered at the convention. The delegates carry placards with names of various states on them. Signs read 'California', 'Tennessee', 'Texas', 'Indiana'. A man speaks into a microphone as he introduces Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois as the Democratic nominee for Presidential election.