Mrs. Diane Bateman, 30, a Kearns (Utah) mother of six who has bowled only four years, became the first woman in Utah to bowl a perfect game in sanctioned league competition. "I wasn't tense because I didn't really think I could pull it off," she said.
Sid Upton, a Canadian lumber-mill worker, won the Victoria (B.C.) Compleat Angler trophy. His biggest catch was a 50-pound 14-ounce tyee salmon, but a 29-pound 3-ounce spring salmon was the toughest to land (it took 45 minutes and 700 feet of line).
Jack Ragin, a tackle at Macon County High in Montezuma, Ga., led his team to its first win in two years—9-6 over East Laurens (Ga.) High—when he blocked an extra-point kick, stopped the opposing quarterback in the end zone for a safety and made 14 other tackles.
Jimmy Johnson, a William and Mary sophomore, won the Virginia state collegiate crosscountry championship on the University of Richmond's 4.2-mile course in 20:13.3, breaking Jim Beatty's record of 20:14 (set at a 1954 North Carolina-Richmond meet).
December 2, 1963
Thorne Wood of Asheboro, N.C., two times runner-up in the National Left-Handers Golf Tournament, finally won the title in Bradenton, Fla. on the DeSoto Lakes Golf and Country Club course with 285—three strokes ahead of Ross Collins of Dallas.
PFC. Dennis Clark, of the Fort Hood (Texas) Skydivers Club, who started jumping only three years ago "for the thrill of it," was the over-all champion of the Dallas invitational meet. On a jump from 3,500 feet he landed just 13 inches short of the target center.