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Oct. 27, 1958
Oct. 27, 1958

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Oct. 27, 1958

Hero's Afternoon
  • A young Chicagoan had one of those days that every American boy dreams about. He was the star of the big game, heard a great crowd shouting his name, basked in the adulation of friends, had a date with a pretty girl. In a week of big upsets—Purdue over Michigan State, Tulane over Navy, Iowa over Wisconsin, Rice over SMU, Washington State over Oregon and Georgia Tech's tie with Auburn—Dick Thornton of Northwestern played a major role in the biggest of all.

Wonderful World Of Sport
Pro Basketball Preview
Come Back Again
Horse Racing
Pro Football
Sport In Art
Motor Sports
Horse Show
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

faces in the crowd...

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.

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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.

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.