Toyoichi Wanami, 91, became the oldest person on record to scale 12,388-foot Mount Fuji. The former admiral, who lives in Tokyo and had ascended Fujiyama four times previously, rested overnight before climbing to the summit for a sunrise prayer service.
Larry King, 19, of Los Angeles, upset the defending champion in the semifinals and went on to win the men's singles title at the National Public Parks Tennis Tournament in Buffalo. King, in his fourth year of play, defeated Dirk Dugan in the final, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4.
Herb Zdroik, 45, of New Berlin, Wis., who has been playing slow-pitch softball for 19 years, pitched a rare perfect game in National Savings and Loan's 15-0 win over A & A Manufacturing. It was the second career perfect game for Zdroik, who was 15-0 this year.
Tommy Martin, 17, of Stockton, Calif., who holds a judo black belt, won the U.S. Judo Association national junior championship in the unlimited weight class for 17- and 18-year-olds, defeating all of his opponents in the competition at San Bruno, Calif.
September 1, 1974
Cathy Kirchner, 14, of Springer Junior High in Wilmington, Del., won the intermediate-level 220- and 440-yard dashes with times of 26.2 and 58.6 at the Delaware girls' state track meet. At the Region II Junior Olympics, she lowered her personal best in the 440 to 56.7.
Keith Taylor, 18, of Fort Washington, Pa., broke the 40-year-old District I long-jump record with a 23'2" leap. Competing for Upper Dublin High, Taylor also took firsts in the district championship in the high jump (6'9") and the triple jump (47'5").