Diana Thomson Jones, 13, British convent student, became the youngest rider to win the Newmarket Town Plate, the only recognized English race open to women, when she guided Stem Turn (owned by her grandfather, Stanhope Joel) to a 20-length victory.
Bernard Danis, 37, a 5-foot-4, 130-pound Frenchman, became the first water skier to cross the English Channel on a kite. Towed by a boat powered with a 90-hp engine, he fell into the channel four times during his 2½-hour flight from Calais to Dover (27 miles).
Rose Russell, 37, a Scarborough, Me. housewife and mother who took up candlepin bowling six years ago when she gave up her career as a singer with a Portland band, bowled 1,235 for 10 strings (games)—a women's world record in sanctioned competition.
Craig Currie, 18, of Villanova, Pa., a sophomore at Williams College, pedaled to the National Intercollegiate Sprint cycling title in Flushing, N.Y. with first place in the 10-and five-mile races, and third in the 1,000-meter time trial and match sprint events.
October 26, 1964
Roosevelt Robinson, 17, a 6-foot, 182-pound junior halfback at Ashland (Ohio) High, gained 231 yards in 36 carries, and scored all his team's points—on five touchdown runs and four two-point conversion runs—in a 38-8 win over Mansfield Madison High.
Billy Farrell, 29, a Greenwich, Conn. golf club pro and the son of former U.S. Open Champion Johnny (1928), entered the Metropolitan PGA tournament for the first time and won the title by two strokes with his long and accurate drives, in Elmsford, N.Y.