Nigerian Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa abducted by the rebels in Nigeria. Exterior of a building. Vehicular traffic passes on the street. "Federal Palace Hotel" written on the top of a building. Past events show Prime Minister Balewa as he arrives to preside at a Commonwealth Minister's Conference. The ministers seated at a desk and Balewa speaks to them.
Thousands of Nigerian Moslems celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed in Lagos, Nigeria. Men, women and children gathered for the celebration. Festivities include parades, feasting, and a family carnival. School children parade with hand made banners. A banner reads 'Kawamu Arabic School'. A banquet for the entire town at the local race track. People savour various kinds of specially prepared food.
Director of Peace Corps Robert Sargent Shriver in Washington DC. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. is interviewed. He is questioned about pictures and sovereigns as he prepares to leave his office. Pictures and sovereigns in the office. Sargent Shriver removes a Mexican sombrero and a whip from a wall and tells the interviewer how he obtained it. He shows a wooden stick which was used and presented by the chief of a tribe of West Africa. An ebony cane received from northern Nigeria. He shows the Magsaysay Foundation Award for the work done by United States Peace Corps in Asia. He shows the White House pen which was used by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy to sign the Peace Corps Act on September 27, 1961 with the President's autograph. Sargent shows a framed letter by the parents of the first Peace Corps volunteer to die abroad. He reads out the letter.
Crisis in Lagos, Nigeria. Buses lined up on streets to carry civilian volunteers to Nigerian Army Recruiting Centers. Nigerian men protest and spread violence after the eastern states,Biafra declares its independence. Policemen control the crowd. Women also join the men volunteer for military service.
Featherweight World Championship Fight in Palace of Sports, Paris,France. Algerian Cherif Hamia boxing against Nigerian Hogan (Kid) Bassey. Hamia knocks Bassey down for the count of eight. But Bassey comes back strong and the referee has to stop the fight. Kid Bassey is the winner and new World Champion.
A pallet containing several flag-draped coffins of those who perished in the October 26, 1966 fire, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) are lowered to a pier from the ship, by crane. Several clergymen in robes stand on the pier. A flag on ship at half mast. Honor guard on pier with rifles. Sailors wheel the pallet of coffins across the pier. U.S. Navy Catholic Chaplain, Fr.Conall Richard Coughlin (who is stationed at Subic Bay) and the ship's Chaplain (Lt Commander) officiate on the ship's deck as coffins are placed on pallets.(The ship's own Catholic Chaplain, LCDR William John Garrity, perished, performing his duties, on October, 26, 1966, and is among these dead ). Sailors aboard the Oriskany open boxes of American flags as they prepare the coffins for transfer. Honor guard with rifles stand at parade rest on the pier. Church officials on the pier. A C-130 transport aircraft sits nearby with its rear door open ready to receive the coffins.