Maria Pilar Roldan, 19, dark-haired Mexican beauty, displayed perfect form, parried and thrust her way to upset of veteran Maxine Mitchell, became first non-American to win U.S. women's foil title at Los Angeles.
Stuart Mackenzie, strapping Aussie who has made career of winning Diamond Sculls, left weary Philadelphian Harry Parker six lengths behind, rowed off with his third straight title at Royal Henley Regatta.
Tony Brooks, daring Briton, buzzed his squat Ferrari along at 127.3-mph clip under torrid sun at Rheims to win Grand Prix d' Europe, moved within five points of Jack Brabham in race for world driving crown.
Tom Hamilton, 53, onetime Navy football hero, resigned post as Pitt athletic director to take on challenging job as executive director of newly organized Athletic Association of Western Universities.
July 12, 1959
Billy Jurges, former Cub and Giant shortstop who learned to live in cellar as Washington coach, was named to replace Mike Higgins as manager of last-place Boston. Promised Billy: "We'll hustle like hell."
Billy Morrill, handy attackman who scored 50 goals, 25 assists while leading Johns Hopkins to share of national lacrosse title, and teammate Mickey Webster were named to Wheaties All-America for third time.
Bobby Unser, One of Albuquerque's racing Unsers, roared his low-slung, Pontiac-powered car up twisting 12.4-mile mountain course in record 13.36.5, won his third Pikes Peak Hill Climb at Colorado Springs.