Ecumenical Council in Rome in the year 1962. Large crowd of civilians gather on streets. Pope John XXIII seated on chair. Bishops march through streets and proceed to church for the Ecumenical Council. Interior of the church.
Wedding ceremony of Anna Maria and Romano Mussolini in Arcore, Italy. Rachele Mussolini,wife of dictator of Italy,Benito Mussolini arrives at a church to attend the wedding of her son Romano Mussolini with Anna Maria sister of Sophia Loren. The crowd stares as Sophia Loren arrives. The minister undertakes the wedding proceedings. The family and friends give blessings to bridegroom Romano Mussolini and bride Anna Maria.
Eleanor Roosevelt championing Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, as Democratic candidate for President, in 1960, in spite of two prior defeats at the polls. She is seen at an intimate gathering speaking with Stevenson and others. After Stevenson fails to gain the nomination, she supports the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy (JFK), with whom she is seen. In another scene, Mrs. Roosevelt stands with Kennedy, and Theodore Sorenson, his advisor and speechwriter. She sits with JFK as his political advisers stand behind them. October 31, 1962, Adlai Stevenson is seen informing the public that Mrs. Roosevelt is gravely ill. She dies on November 7, 1962. On November 10th 1962, mourners, including: Laura Delano, Nelson Rockefeller, Adlai Stevenson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ralph Bunche,Theodore Sorenson, and Robert Wagner are seen walking across a snowy churchyard in Hyde Park,at her funeral. They are followed by Former President, Harry Truman, with wife, Bess and daughter, Margaret. A moment later, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, accompanied by Secret Service Agents. A NY State Trooper salutes as they walk past to enter the chapel. Mourners gather around the bier as clergy officiate for the burial at Springwood, in Hyde Park. Closeup shows President Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former President Truman standing together. The eulogy by Adlai Stevenson is heard as a montage of Eleanor Roosevelt images is seen. On April 23, 1963, signs Congressional Act, chartering the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. He speaks about it outside the White House.
Newsreel clip on baseball's 1962 All-Star Game in Washington -- the first of two played that year. View of new D.C. Stadium packed to capacity for the game. A woman wearing a hat with '1962 All Star Game' written on it. U.S. President John F. Kennedy, a known baseball fan, throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Game begins, scoreless for five innings. In the sixth, Hall of Famer Stan Musial hits a single to right field. Maury Wills comes in to run for him, steals second, then scores on a hit by the Pittsburgh Pirates' Dick Groat. President Kennedy and officials seated near him cheer. Groat scores on an infield hit. Racially mixed crowd watches the action. Billy Moran and Rich Rollins of the American League get hits, then Roger Maris of the Yankees hits a long blast to deep center field -- but Willie Mays catches it against the center field wall. Kennedy, wearing sunglasses and smiling, munches on some peanuts. In the seventh, Wills gets on base, advances from first to third on a single, and scores sliding into home on a fly ball in foul territory. Announcer notes Kennedy stayed until the end of the game. Mays catches the final out in center field. The National League wins the game 3-1.
Scenes from 1962 World Series baseball action in the United States. San Francisco Giants meet the New York Yankees. Chuck Hiller, a Giants player makes the first National league grand slam ever in World Series play. New York Yankee Tom Tresh gets a 3 run home run in game 5. As play shifts to San Francisco, it rains for a long time delaying continuation of the series. Giants Willie McCovey hits one to Yankee Bobby Richardson for the final out and the New York Yankees win the World Series. Footage from a newsreel released December 24, 1962.
An earthquake in Ariano Irpino, Italy. Damaged buildings and deserted streets after a series of earthquakes. Disturbances centered in Ariano Irpino, Naples. Homeless civilians gathered on streets. Italian Premier Amintore Fanfani makes a survey of the affected area. International relief agency crew start rescue work.