Larry Jansen, 36-year-old right-hander who won 23 games for Giants in 1951, returned from sea-son-and-a-half stint with Seattle Rainiers, pitched Cincinnati to 8-1 victory over Braves in first start. Admitted Jansen: "It wasn't easy."
Gertrude Ederle, 49, first woman to swim the English Channel, marked the 30th anniversary of her celebrated crossing by presenting trophy to winning jockey of six-furlong "Gertrude Ederle Purse" at Monmouth Park, N.J.
Ray Booty, 23-year-old Nottingham electronics engineer, pedaled furiously over cold, rainy British lanes for 100 miles in 3:58.28, became first man to cycle distance under four hours. Said Booty: "I don't like riding in rain."
Harry Shoemaker, Florida State senior from Signal Mountain, Tenn., shot 72-hole 285, best ever for southpaw golfer in recognized tournament, won National Association of Lefthanders championship by seven strokes at Hickory, N.C.
August 19, 1956
Clark King, 26-year-old Stanford University biology student representing Los Angeles harbor snipe fleet, skillfully skippered white-hulled Ghoul to victory in National Snipe championships at Long Beach, Calif. (see page 19).