Donald Campbell, shaken and battered while his lobster-shaped Bluebird lopped and rolled, roared over England's Lake Coniston at 286.78 mph, averaged 225.63 mph for two-way run to break own speed record for jet-propelled craft.
Franklin (Bud) Held, limber-armed former Stanford javelin thrower who missed making U.S. Olympic team by mere inch in trials at Los Angeles, peeled off 270-foot toss at Pasadena, easily bettering American record he set in 1955.
Stanley Matthews, 41-year-old quick-footed soccer veteran who has thrilled British fans for 25 years, was honored by National Sporting Club in London, modestly acknowledged worldwide tribute: "A player must never be satisfied."
Jim Bakhtiar, 21, pile-driving Iranian-born U. of Virginia fullback, smashed away at VMI defenses for 210 yards, helped Cavaliers win 18-0 as he set new Atlantic Coast Conference single-game rushing record at Charlottesville.
September 30, 1956
Herb Flam, eager young tennis star who found going rough this season, had his biggest weekend in Pacific Southwest tournament at Los Angeles, beating Vic Seixas and then outlasting Ken Rosewall 4-6, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 for title.