A film titled 'The John Glenn Story' on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. U.S. President John F Kennedy seated at a desk in his office. He says that John Glenn "is an inspiration to all Americans." A radar locates an aircraft. MIG Aircraft in flight is shot down. The launch of a rocket. POV driving through New Concord, Ohio. Aerial view suburban houses of New Concord. Boy throws rocks into pond and runs through field. Boy running under bridge and looking through stone foundation. Boy riding a bike. Boy running through field with arms outstretched as if flying. Boy waving to train pulled by diesel electric locomotive as train runs by New Concord railroad station. Mayor Taylor of New Concord Ohio speaks about John Glenn. External view New Concord High School. Teach Harvard Steele speaks about John Glenn. External view of newly constructed John Glenn High School. First graduates of John Glenn High School during graduation ceremony. View of Glenn Plumbing building in New Concord. Muskingum College in New Concord Ohio. Shots of young men playing football, basketball, track, baseball. Young men do calisthenics while Muskingum coach Ed Sherman speaks about John Glenn's athletic accomplishments. Students sit on bench at Muskingum College and talk about John Glenn.
Reception in honor of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Junior after he successfully orbited the earth in Friendship 7. American astronaut John H Glenn and his wife wave as they disembark the aircraft in New Concord, Ohio. Family and friends greet and receive them. Civilians lined up on either side of the street to greet Glenn and his wife as they move in a motorcade.
October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.
Players prepare for the 1962 baseball season at spring training camps. Members of the New York Yankees run onto field in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Brief shots of star Yankee pitchers Whitey Ford and Luis Arroyo chatting. Rare shot of Hall of Famer Robin Roberts in Yankee uniform, trying to catch on with New York after being released by Philadelphia Phillies. Shot of rookies Phil Linz and Tom Tresh, both of whom would make the team. Fans in stands applaud as sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris take swings in the batting cage. Maris and Mantle pose for photographers. Scene shifts to the first training camp of the Houston Colt 45's in Apache Junction, Arizona. The Colt 45s, later renamed the Astros, were one of two new National League teams that year. Manager Paul Richards and coach Harry Craft watch players from dugout. Mountains visible in background as pitchers Jim Umbricht, Bobby Shantz and Dick Ferrell warm up. Third baseman Jim McDaniel fields a ground ball during infield practice. Scene shifts to the San Francisco Giants' training camp in Phoenix Arizona. Harvey Kuenn, Willie Mays, Matty Alou and Felipe Alou pose with bats for the camera. Giants pitchers each take a turn pitching, the last one being former Yankee Don Larsen. Kuenn and Mays lash hits in batting cage. Final scene is in St. Petersburg Florida, where the expansion New York Mets are holding their first spring training. Manager Casey Stengel talks with his coaches and shows off the Mets uniform. Shots of pitchers Roger Craig and Jay Hook throwing. Shots of shortstop Felix Mantilla, second baseman Charlie Neal and first baseman Gil Hodges doing infield practice. Announcer says the Mets' pep "should raise the expectations of New York fans" -- an ironic statement, given the Mets would lose 120 games that year, still a Major League Baseball record.
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.
Cars from nine countries displayed at the Sixth Annual Automobile Show in New York. Four hundred and fifty models of cars from United States and eight foreign countries are displayed at the auto show. A model dressed as a British Bobby police officer 'guards' the BMC booth which is showing a BMC-MG convertible. Front view of a Jaguar MK-X saloon. Two men look at a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Cut-away view of a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. A woman sits at the wheel of a Datsun Fair Lady Roadster, model SPL310 convertible. (L designation is for left hand drive) A model sits on the hood of a 1962 Cadillac.