Marshelia Stephenson, 15, won 293-year-old Newmarket Town Plate at Newmarket, England, although the youngest rider in the four-mile race. Charles-II established and endowed the classic race in 1666.
Dick Ellis, Army master sergeant of Attleboro, Mass., ran third in 40,000-meter cross-country at Bern, Switzerland to help U.S. win five-nation pentathlon, help himself finish second with total 5,041 points in contest.
Lee Petty, 42, of Randleman, N.C., despite his seventh-place finish in the Martinsville, Va. 200-mile NASCAR sweepstakes, earned enough points to win Grand National driver's championship for the second time.
Tom Courtney, holder of 880-yard world record and 800-meter Olympic champion, accepted assistant track coach job at Harvard. Courtney, enrolled in business school, will work with old Army coach, Bill McCurdy.
October 19, 1958
Dan Orlich, former Green Bay Packer end from Reno, Nev., set a world record in trap-shooting by dropping 399 of 400 targets to take all-round championship of the Sahara Gun Club's fall tournament at Las Vegas.
Travis Kerr, owner of 4-year-old bay, Round Table, entered colt in Hawthorne's Gold Cup where $73,250 first-money made Round Table richest horse in racing history with $1,336,364 total for three-year career.
Laverne Fator, Hailey, Idaho rider who won more than 1,000 races in a 14-year career as jockey, received posthumous tribute as writers and broadcasters elected him to National Jockeys Hall of Fame, Pimlico.