Judy Wills, 16, of Gulfport, Miss., who at 3 tried to copy circus clowns by doing some back somersaults off a chair (she fell on her head) and at 6 was entered in tumbling competition, went to London and won the women's world trampoline championships.
Dean Bahrman, 18, a West Virginia freshman, set a National Rifle Association junior individual record of 296 at the intercollegiate sectional small-bore championships in Morgantown, W. Va., then fired a 298 to lead his four-man team to a new national high of 1,173.
Mark Harrington, 13, of Dallas averaged 88.2 mph to win the overall junior title at an International Kart Federation endurance race at Webb AFB, Texas but accepted first prize with a reservation: "I'll take the trophy, but I won't be kissed by the trophy girl."
Allen Richardson, 17, a junior at Punahou High in Honolulu who has been swimming since he was 8, broke his own U.S. prep school short-course record in the 100-yard breast-stroke when he won the event in 1:01.7 at the Hawaiian high school championships.
April 6, 1964
Ray Novak, 15, a high school sophomore in Lombard, Ill. and a competitive speed skater when he isn't playing football, baseball or the piano, swept all ' three junior-class events in the U.S. indoor championships in Dundee, Ill. to take the junior national title.
Ernie Morneau, a truck driver in Portland, Me. who has been a pro boxer (as Kid Manic he had about 10 fights, "won some, lost some") and a comic softball pitcher, and a candle-pin bowler for more than 15 years, rolled a 211 game in league play, a Maine state record.