Beverly Hanson, winner of only two golf tournaments this year, even so ended season as leading moneymaker on LPGA tour with $12,639. In 20 other matches she placed eighth or better.
Mike Hawthorn, who once abandoned racing, forgave all after winning world auto driving championship with one-point margin over fellow Briton Stirling Moss in Morocco Grand Prix.
Igor Novikov, defending champion of world pentathlon, retained his individual crown at 1958 tests at Aldershot, England with record score. U.S. contender Dick Stoll finished eighth.
Fritz Thiedemann, 40, West Germany's European champion horseman, piled up 32 points in first international horse show at Washington to take individual jumping title.
October 27, 1958
Minor L. Johnson, Uvalde, Texas cowboy, trained George J. Pardi's cutting horse, Slats Dawson, to a fine edge, then rode him to world championship at Dallas' State Fair of Texas.
Henry Cooper, ruggedly handsome English boxer, met 10-1 favorite Zora Folley in London, absorbed pummeling but won decision for the third American upset in Europe in past month.
Earl Crangle, now co-owner (with fighter Carmen Basilio) of champion pheasant dog Rumson Farm Hayride, coaxed pointer to third championship at Three Rivers, N.Y. field trials.