Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.
View of the buildings and grounds of the U.S. National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. A U.S. Air Force technician working with NSSL meteorologists at computers and radar monitoring stations. Several outdoor radar domes on towers. A horse grazing on the NSSL grounds. A sign identifying the NSSL with NOAA logo and words: "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration" and "U.S. Department of Commerce." Radar images of the continental United States showing severe weather areas. Meteorologists tracking the severe weather by radar and typing real-time reports of observations.
Scenes of actual tornadoes photographed in the United States. View inside the U.S.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Center at Norman Oklahoma. Meteorologists at desks and monitoring radar screens. A radar dome and view of antenna rotating inside. A U.S. Air Force RF-4c aircraft in flight providing observations to the Weather Center, where meteorologists are tracking severe weather returns on radar.
Olympic diving coaching in Santa Barbara, California. Springboard diver Marjorie Gestring beside a swimming pool. Fred Cady, the coach, with Marjorie Gestring and another springboard diver Norman Sper Jr.. The coach explains a diagram of diving pattern to the divers. Marjorie Gestring and Norman Sper Jr. come up to a diving board. Marjorie takes a dive from the board followed by Norman. Marjorie and Norman take a couple of more dives one after the other including a back dive. Marjorie and Norman standing on the diving board side by side. Both of them diving into the pool.
A huge gathering present for the 1958 Orange Bowl parade associated with the January 1, 1958 Orange Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma "Sooners" and the Duke University "Blue Devils" college football teams. Dancers and band of the Oklahoma Sooners perform at the parade. Girls dancing, instrumentalists pass by, a clown on a canoe with wheels and another clown on snow skis with wheels. Police motorcyclists perform a drill. Girls in dresses (Orange Bowl queen and court) ride by on a parade float.
The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..