John Clark Espie, 60-year-old advertising executive from Indianapolis, outdrove and outputted J. Wolcott Brown of Manasquan, N.J. 3 and 1 for his second National Seniors Amateur golf championship, at Memphis.
Phil Hill, veteran California speedster, driving an MG, shattered six sports car records at Bonneville Flats, Utah. Records ranged from the flying mile, at 254.5 mph, to the flying 10 miles, at 191 mph.
Ilsa Konrads, 15, with brother John, set eight of nine Australian world swim records approved by International Swimming Federation. Ilsa's records were in 800-and 1,500-meter, 880- and 1,650-yard freestyle.
Robert G. Wehle, dog owner, trainer and handler, led his pointer Elhew Jungle to a 3rd National Pheasant Shooting-dog Trophy at Baldwinsville, N.Y. So good was Elhew Jungle, judges refused to pick a runner-up.
October 18, 1959
Mrs. M. Garrett captained powerful British golf team to victory against continental rivals in women's European championship at Wentworth, England. Team will form basis of British 1960 Curtis Cup squad.
Marvin Porter, auto racer from California, left Maryland's Rex White behind in race at Fresno, Calif., increased his season total to 1,858 points, captured the NASCAR short-track title by two points over White.
Chris Chataway, famed British runner who paced Roger Bannister in first four-minute mile, later broke the four minutes himself, last week ran on Conservative ticket and was elected to the House of Commons.