Fred Haney, who lived through three tough years in Pittsburgh, replaced resigned Charlie Grimm as manager of slipping Milwaukee, the next day he watched the Braves come alive with double victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Marlene Stewart, pretty Canadian titleholder from Rollins College, upset defending champion Jackie Yates in semifinals, repeated North-South victory over Seattle's Ruth Jessen to win national college golf title at Lafayette, Ind.
Erich Seidel, daring German-born kayak paddler, conquered turbulent Arkansas River to win international and American slalom events, placed sixth behind France's Roger Paris in 25-mile White Water downhill race at Salida, Col.
Belmar Gunderson, blond North Carolina shotmaker who set tennis world agog with upset of Louise Brough in nationals last year, defeated Ruth Jeffrey 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, won her second college girls' invitational at Brookline, Mass.
June 24, 1956
Jordan's King Hussein, despite pleas from family and government, skillfully piloted his Mercedes 300 SL over dusty 4‚Öú-mile course near Beirut in 4:31.7 in race against clock, beat closest opponent by nearly 11 seconds.