Atie Voorbij, 16, chubby-faced Dutch swimmer, failed to let disappointment of country's withdrawal from Olympics affect her speed, promptly splashed 100-meter butterfly in fast 1:10.5 at Hilversum to regain the world record.
John Jay Hopkins, sportsman-industrialist whose firm built first atomic-powered sub (Nautilus) and founder of International Golf Association, has been named for Gold Tee award by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association in New York.
Marlene Bauer Hagge, formful golfer from Asheville, N.C., had her most profitable year, picking up $20,235 on pro circuit for Ladies' PGAmoney-winning record and taking Vare Trophy for lowest average (74.57) for second time.
Marion Tourash, sturdy Brooklyn kegler, put together games of 190 and 177 for 367 to upset national match game Champion Anita Cantaline by 10 pins in Madison Square Garden bowling carnival. Men's winner: Lenn Mai of Buffalo.
November 26, 1956
W. Melvin Crook, associate editor of Yachting Magazine, onetime speedboat champion and longtime race official, was one of three selected for APBA Honor Squadron. The others: Fred Jacoby Sr. and the late Sir Malcolm Campbell.