Greta Andersen, onetime Danish Olympic champion, fought painful fatigue and adverse tides, pressed on for almost 27 hours, became first to swim 22-mile Catalina channel both ways.
The Aga Khan, leaving royal duties at home to attend Harvard this term, turned out for varsity soccer team, scored in 6-0 rout of Tufts to earn "excellent asset" commendation by coach.
Solly Hemus, ex-Philadelphia second baseman, accepted $35,000 job as player-manager of St. Louis Cardinals, called his replacement of dismissed Fred Hutchinson "a dream come true."
Ernie Fay, helming his 5.5-meter sloop, Sabre, sailed before winds of 15 to 20 mph, beat down an Italian entry over 12-mile course to win Italian Giovanelli Gold Cup in Galveston Bay.
October 12, 1958
Frances Van Lennep, accomplished Lexington, Ky. horsewoman, sent co-owned Emily's Pride to $53,000 Kentucky Futurity, where filly won, virtually clinched 3-year-old pacing championship.
Tom Robbins, retired sporting goods dealer, made spectacular drainage-ditch recovery for birdie 3, beat Johnny Dawson 2 and 1 for USGA national seniors title, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Jim Crusinberry, 78, who helped form Baseball Writers Ass'n of America 50 years ago, was picked for tribute, threw out ball to Braves Catcher Del Crandall to open 1958 World Series.