Gary Bower, 13, an eighth-grade honor student from Middletown, Pa. who wants to be a professional bowler, got permission from his parents to bowl in ABC league competition and rolled a 717 series—one of the best in the U.S. for his age—on games of 234-229-254.
Bob Meloccaro, 35, the president of a housing development firm in Cranston, R.I., won the individual title in the U.S. Atlantic Tuna Tournament off Point Judith, R.I. when he landed a 739-pound bluefin with his homemade rod and 130-pound test line.
John Daniels Jr., 18, who works on his father's farm near Vandalia, Ill., became the youngest to win the National Contour Plowing Contest in Buffalo, N. Dak. His prize: $150 and a chance to compete (at his own expense) in the world contest in Norway.
Ulf Sterner, 23, the Swedish hockey team's high-scoring center who led his country to a silver medal in the 1964 Winter Olympics, became the first European to sign an NHL contract when he joined the New York Rangers. He will play with their St. Paul farm club.
October 18, 1964
Dick Danielson, the soccer coach at Manchester (Conn.) High for 18 years, whose teams have won three state and eight Central Connecticut Interscholastic League titles, guided his 1964 players to a 1-0 win over Bristol (Conn.) Central High. It was his 100th victory.
Tim Christian, 17, a quarterback at Newton County (Ga.) High, singlehandedly led his team to a 34-19 victory over Chamblee (Ga.) High. He passed for two touchdowns(completed 24 of 35 for 392 yards), ran for two more and kicked a 15-yard field goal, three extra points.