Timothea Schneider, student of naval architecture at University of Michigan, skippered Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club entry to victory in Long Island Sound women's sailing championships, qualified for the nationals in California.
Allen Fox, student at UCLA and a recent appointee to the U.S. Davis Cup team, won the 62nd annual Tri-State Tennis tournament at Cincinnati, came from behind to defeat Bill Lenoir of the University of Arizona 3-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Alan Jackson, U.S. Army lieutenant from Rolling Hills, Calif., scored 4,732.24 points in horseback riding, swimming, cross-country, pistol shooting, and fencing, won the national modern pentathlon title at San Antonio without winning any single event.
Fred Baldasare of Titusville, Fla., set out from Cap Gris Nez on 21-mile swim across English Channel underwater, gave up in sight of English coast after swimming about 14 miles, explained, "I was having hallucinations and seeing double."
July 23, 1961
Mrs. William Tracy of Essex Fells, N.J., housewife and the mother of two daughters, captured Garden State women's golf title at West Orange, N.J., defeated Charlotte DeCozen of Montclair, 9 and 7, in a 36-hole final at Essex County CC.
Paul Dember of San Francisco sought winds up to 13 miles offshore while land-hugging rivals were nearly becalmed, won Boreas 85-mile overnight ocean race in 33-foot sloop, Sinbad, repeating victory of son, Paul Jr., in the same yacht last year.