Anderl Molterer, 27, the defending holder of Hahnenkamm ski trophy, won it again on slopes of native Austria after Bud Werner of U.S. lost footing, lead and title in the slalom finals.
Princess Irene, 19, second in line for the Dutch throne, entered Dutch national skiing championships in French Alps without royal stir, wound up second in line for the Dutch women's title.
Joe Cronin, 52, Hall of Fame Boston Red Sox shortstop, quit job as Sox general manager to take over for Will Harridge as American League president, was replaced by veteran Bucky Harris.
Laurence Elliott, 18, skittered 880 yards in 1:54.9 at junior track meet in Australia, in so doing erased for the second time a standing record left behind by his remarkable brother Herb.
January 26, 1959
Forest Evashevski, Iowa football coach, received Zuppke Trophy for "the toughest team with the toughest schedule" at Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club All-Sports awards dinner.
Henry Wittenberg, Yeshiva University wrestling coach and Olympic gold medalist ('48), was named coach to lead AAU squad to Soviet Union this summer in East-West return matches.
Owen Aisher, British yachtsman whose Evaine paced hapless Sceptre last spring, let it be known the next America's Cup challenge, perhaps for '61, may bring best two British boats here.