Bill Kornell, 20, a 5-foot-9, 145-pound redhead from Palm Springs, Calif. who was 1963's Champion Bull Rider and rodeo Rookie of the Year, added $2,457 to this season's earnings with first place in bull riding event at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days rodeo.
John Muir, gymnastics coach at Los Angeles High and developer of Makoto Sakamoto, the 1963 and 1964 national all-round champion, was named coach of the U.S. Olympic Men's Gymnastics team—the first time a high school coach has directed the U.S. squad.
Tom Mountford, 24, a Morristown, N.J. salesman who has been surf casting for 10 years but started accuracy competition just this season, won both the conventional and spinning reel divisions of the Atlantic Coast tournament for accuracy in Wildwood, N.J.
Mike Jenkins, 12, who has been playing in the Bowling Green, Ky. Junior Chamber of Commerce Junior Golf Tournament since he was 6, won the title with a two-over-par 72. Among those he beat were his 17-year-old twin brothers Doug (73) and Don (74).
August 9, 1964
Earl McCullouch, a graduate of Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic High, was named his city's Track Athlete of the Year after he tied U.S. high school records for the 120-yard high (13.7) and 180-yard low (18.1) hurdles, en route to 49 straight season victories.
John Baker, 43, a paint distributor from Savannah, outsailed a fleet of 47 to win the American Y-Flyer National Championship regatta near Shreveport, La. He had two firsts, two seconds and a third-place finish for 478 points out of a possible 500.