Paul Dudzick, 17, stroke for Buffalo's West Side Rowing Club eight that lost to the St. Catharines (Ont.) crew in the U.S. championships, paced his 155-pound crew to a double victory over St. Catharines in the Royal Canadian Henley and the WSRC regatta.
Fred Lorenzen, 28-year-old bachelor from Elmhurst, Ill., won only $6,550 in the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C., but this lifted his total NASCAR winnings to a staggering $100,370. Lorenzen thus became the first stock car driver to win over $100,000 in a season.
Hugh Huntley, a retired wheat farmer from Madera, Calif., collected $130,500 at the $285,000 All-American Futurity in Ruidoso Downs, N. Mex., richest quarter horse race in the U.S. Huntley's filly, Goetta, won and his other entry, Bita Charge, ran ninth.
Dot Bailey, 25, a secretary with a "high blooper pitch," won a second straight title for the Dana Gardens of Cincinnati by pitching four consecutive wins in the Amateur Softball Association's women's world slow-pitch soft-ball championships in Cincinnati.
September 15, 1963
Betty Morway, 17, so dominates girls' sports in Fairfield, Me. that officials decided to have her enter the boys' division of the Waterville Country Club golf championships. She won the title, and chagrined finalist Charles Abbott then threw his clubs away in disgust.
Dick Dash, 18, helped his Long Beach, Calif. American Legion baseball team win the "Little World Series" in Keene, N.H. with a .343 BA and errorless play at second base in five games. His fine performance won Dash the American Legion Player of the Year award.