• Short Summary

    BELGIAN-BORN RIC SONAL CELEBRATED HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY TWO DAYS EARLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BY DIVING INTO THE CHILLY WATER OF THE RIVER TIBER IN ROME.

  • Description


    CROWD ON BRIDGE OVER RIVER: SONAL COLLECTS MONEY FROM SPECTATORS: SONAL THROWS HAT INTO RIVER AND DIVES IN: SONAL SWIMS AFTER HAT: SONAL COMES ASHORE IN BOAT.




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    Background: BELGIAN-BORN RIC SONAL CELEBRATED HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY TWO DAYS EARLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BY DIVING INTO THE CHILLY WATER OF THE RIVER TIBER IN ROME.

    MR. SONAL, KNOWN TO ROMANS AS "MR.. OK", HAS BEEN DIVING INTO THE RIVER TIBER FOR MANY YEARS TO PROVIDE AMUSEMENT FOR THE CROWDS AND TO MAKE A COLLECTION FROM AMONG THE WATCHERS.

    YESTERDAY'S DIVE HOWEVER, WAS DIFFERENT. IT WAS HIS 102ND AND SERVED AS HIS ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. AFTER BEING GIVEN SOME MONEY BY THE CROWD, "MR. OK" THREW HIS HAT INTO THE RIVER AND DIVED IN AFTER IT. HE SWAM HIS HAT AND THEN BOARDED A BOAT NEARBY AS THE CROWD ON THE BANK APPLAUDED.

    "MR. OK" WAS BORN ON JANUARY 8, 1899.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAI5V8DIO0DUY3Z3K8XR76Y22I
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI5V8DIO0DUY3Z3K8XR76Y22I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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