Trish Galvin, 20-year-old equestrienne beauty from Santa Barbara, Calif., scored 1,202 points at the Fairfield County Hunt Club trials at Westport, Conn., won herself a place on the U.S. Pan American team.
Tom Nordtvedt, 15, Bellingham, Wash. high school sophomore, won applause and judo outfit when he topped national highs in sit-ups and 50-yard dash to score exceptional 96.3 in national physical fitness tests.
Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, 20, powerful Japanese swimmer who prefers a slow stroke (45 instead of 50 a minute), led Japan to win over U.S. at Tokyo, later with teammates broke world 800-meter record in 8:18.7, at Osaka.
Peachy Kellmeyer, a bright-eyed tennis whiz from Charleston, W.Va., after Middle States grass courts win, beat Carrie Heldman, Hamtramck, Mich., in Western Girls 15 and under, at Middletown, Ohio.
August 2, 1959
Ian Vermaak, 26, red-haired giant from South Africa, took only one hour in Penn. Lawn Tennis matches to polish off a tired, but trying Alex Olmedo, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2, and demonstrate South Africa has become tennis threat.
Stanley Dancer, topflight U.S. harness driver, celebrated 32nd birthday by scooting home with John A. Hanover to set new world record of 2:11 for 1 1/16 m. for 3-year-olds, in $56,397 trot at Yonkers Raceway.
Zack Wheat, 71, outstanding Brooklyn Dodger outfielder from 1909 to 1926, with a lifetime batting average of .317 (2,884 hits), was welcomed as the 85th member in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.