Ingemar Johansson, 25, undefeated Swedish heavyweight, deflated high-ranking and undefeated Eddie Machen with two knockdowns plus one knockout in first round of match at Goteborg, Sweden (see page 25).
Skip Etchells and his wife Mary, odds-on favorites representing the Central Long Island Fleet, sailed home easy winners in the North American Star championships at Oxford, Md., in his boat Shaughnessy.
Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old United States chess champion from Brooklyn, tied for fifth in interzone tournament at Portoroz, Yugoslavia, thus received title of International Grand Master, unprecedented for his age.
Mickey Wright of San Diego, Calif. knuckled down in 18-hole playoff at Dallas Women's Open, shot 71 against Beverly Hanson's 74, won $1,247 cash and mink golf club covers valued (somehow) at $1,000.
September 21, 1958
Roy Campanella, Dodger catcher severely injured in car crash last January, held first official press conference to tell reporters of steady improvement and his hopes of again finding a place for himself in baseball.
Bob Friend, pitcher for the pennant-chasing Pittsburgh Pirates, helped cause by beating Giants and Cubs, helped his own by scoring 20th and 21st wins, first National Leaguer to reach the 20 mark this year.
Willis Tewksbury of Deland, Fla., runner-up in last year's U.S. Singles Lawn Bowling championships, came back with year of practice behind him, won the title by edging Robert Russell at White-field, N.H.