Janet Harman, who has been bowling since she was 10, rolled her first perfect game and in the same set established a new Woman's International Bowling Congress record for a three-game series (216, 276, 300-792 on 28 strikes) in her home town of Norwalk, Calif.
Dick Kimball, the diving coach at Michigan and a former collegiate champion, won the World Professional Indoor Diving title (springboard) at Grossinger, N.Y. He earned the most points in the optional part of the program with a series of difficult spotters.
Ken White, outdoor editor of the Independence (Mo.) Examiner, did not win any preliminary rounds of the five-day Fresh Water World Series of Fishing in Bull Shoals, Ark., but in the finals he caught three perch and a five-pound one-ounce bass to take the title.
Mrs. Allison Choate of Rye, N.Y. defeated her old friend Maureen Orcutt, the defending champion, for the U.S. senior women's golf title in Delray Beach, Fla. She tied Miss Orcutt in the final round, and then outlasted her in the sudden-death playoff.
November 18, 1963
Dick Hill, a sophomore halfback for Austin College in Sherman, Texas, caught 17 passes from classmate Jerry Bishop for 266 yards to set two NAIA records in a game with East Central State of Ada, Okla. Bishop's 495 total yards passing was also a record.
Tony Carmo, a garage owner from Immokalee in the Florida Everglades, drove Raindrop, his balloon-tired swamp buggy (a vehicle first developed for hunters to use in deep mud) twice around the soggy course near Naples, Fla. to win the annual Swamp Buggy Derby.