Sally Ames Langmuir of Beverly Hills, Calif., who bought the renowned San Francisco Bay racer Bolero for a rumored $200,000, continued the 73-foot yawl's victory tradition by skippering it to Class A and overall honors in the 81-mile Catalina Island ocean race.
Weldon Haney, 30, a carpet layer from Clearwater, Fla., was named outstanding player of the world Softball tournament in Stratford, Conn. after pitching four wins, including the decisive 3-2 one over Stratford that brought Clearwater its sixth Softball title.
Gudrun Wilcke, 16, of Glendale, Calif., whose goal is to balance on some big waves in Hawaii, easily rode some smaller ones at Huntington Beach on her specially tailored nine-foot board and won the women's title in the Pacific Coast surfing championships.
William D. Matan Jr., catcher for the St. Louis team that won the American Legion baseball crown, also caught the attention of Legion officials during the 14-game title series with his .389 batting average. They voted him American Legion Player of the Year.
October 7, 1962
Lynn E. Galbraith, 21, a student at the University of British Columbia, was crowned Miss Football of 1962 in ceremonies at the University of California. She outshone 12 coeds from U.S. colleges that have better football teams but no prettier misses.
Billy Krause of Long Beach, Calif. drove a Maserati Birdcage to his fifth straight major road-race victory, winning the Reno Grand Prix. He completed the 55.8 miles at an average speed of 81 mph, had the best lap time, 2:13.2, and spot clocking, 144.9 mph.