Karol Fageros, 25, as well known for her gold panties as for her tennis abilities, and Althea Gibson, Wimbledon and U.S. title-holder in 1957-58, both turned pro, will begin 16-week dual tour on Dec. 29.
Juan Casellas, Puerto Rican angler, set new world record by landing 512-pound blue marlin on 50-pound test line, in process won the International Game Fish contest at San Juan for Fishing Club at Arecibo.
Pat Smithwick, 32, three times leading steeplechase jockey, boarded 10-year-old Ancestor, trained by Pat's brother Mike, took flight to win Aqueduct's $19,225 Brook Steeplechase (see p. 26).
Leah Neuberger, table tennis champion from New York City, ping-ponged her way to victory in the women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles in Central Canada Open championships at Niagara Falls, Ont.
October 26, 1959
Jim Shoulders, rodeo's alltime money winner and this year's leading all-round cowboy, came out on top, as expected, in the bareback bronc riding contest for fourth straight year at Madison Square Garden rodeo.
Tedusio Pagan, 22, middleweight boxer from New York City, outpointed Neil Shaw at the Royal Albert Hall in London, earned a 5-5 draw for U.S. in first dual meet between New York and London amateurs.
Biggie Munn, onetime All-America guard for Minnesota and now the athletic director at Michigan State, after seven years as head coach, was enshrined with nine others in football's Hall of Fame at Rutgers.