Definitions for "1959 Pan American Games"
The 3rd Pan American Games opened on August 27 1959 in sunny 90°F (32°C) heat before 40,000 people in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The first Pan American Games held outside Latin America, they were originally scheduled for Cleveland, Ohio, but the U.S. Congress’ decision to cut $5,000,000 in federal funding forced the city to withdraw as host.