Bertha Ragan, 35, pitcher for the Stratford, Conn. Raybestos Brakettes Softball team, hurled two no-hitters, plus two other shutouts, for second straight women's soft-ball world championship at Stratford.
John MacCausland, 25, of Drexel Hill, Pa., with his wife Ruth crewing for him, skippered his Comet Eel to a 2½-point victory without once winning a race for the International Comet title at Ithaca, N.Y.
Gus Ehrman of Greenwich, Conn. teamed with British and Canadian drivers to set world record for 12 hours of continuous driving by averaging 138.75 mph in Austin-Healey, at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
Ann Johnstone, amateur golfing veteran of Mason City, Iowa, defeated 18-year-old Sherry Wheeler, of Glasgow, Ky. 8 and 7 to take the 29th annual Trans-Mississippi Golf Tournament at Hot Springs, Ark.
September 20, 1959
Otto Zauner, airborne skipper of the South Jersey Soaring Association, outsailed a field of 19 in his high-gliding Schweizer 1-26 to take the fifth annual One-Design Sailplane championship at Elmira, N.Y.
John Simpson, veteran sulky driver, urged Bullet Hanover to a world record of 1:57 for 2-year-old pacers in first heat of one-mile Fox Stake at Indianapolis, won second heat for two-mile world record of 3:56.
Roy Fulton, 34, of Greenville, Miss., and fellow townsman, Carlton Johnson, navigated 1,068 miles between St. Louis and New Orleans in 22:37 for record time in annual Mississippi River Marathon.