Karen Hantze, pert 17-year-old San Diego tennis whiz ranked No. 6 in the country by USLTA, showed her championship form by taking Ojai (Calif.) Valley title in fast 6-0, 6-0 sets from five-time Champion Dorothy Cheney of Santa Monica, Calif.
John Lawlor, 25, former Dublin cop now at Boston U., heaved hammer 195 feet four inches at Penn Relays for his 21st collegiate victory, won his 22nd when same toss, by special arrangement, was also counted at Boston meet where his school was competing.
Kathy Chubb, 16-year-old track star from Vancouver, B.C., in her first competitive 440-yard dash set U.S. women's record of 59.4 at Seattle Relays, later placed first in 100-yard dash and second in broad jump and hurdles to become high point scorer of meet.
Dana Tasker, former Executive Editor of TIME, announced plan, after being named executive director of American Thoroughbred Owners Association, to merge ATOA with other racing and breeding associations to develop better understanding of racing.
May 8, 1960
Lucille Plotz, lady angler from New York, hooked 177-pound tarpon while fishing from cruiser near the Seven Mile Bridge at Marathon, Fla. After landing the big fish she found she had broken world record for women in 50-pound-test-line class.
Charlie Smith, jovial 29-year-old golfer from Gastonia, N.C., won his first major tournament when he beat Peter Green, 19-year-old sophomore at University of North Carolina, 5 and 3 in North and South Amateur championship at Pinehurst, N.C.