Frank Wiegand, a 23-year-old East German swimmer, bettered Don Schollander's world 400-meter freestyle mark (set at the AAU championships a week earlier) by half a second with a 4:11.1 at a meet in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
TRAPSHOOTING—Reno's DAN ORLICH, a 42-year-old former Green Bay Packer lineman who won his first title in the Grand American at Vandalia, Ohio 10 years ago, set a meet record as he broke 982 of 1,000 targets to become the year's high overall champion. A dog trainer from Anoka, Minn., LORAL I. DELANEY, 28, entered her second Grand American and took the women's overall with a new world mark of 954 out of 1,000. She captured the women's all-round title with 380 out of 400. DELBERT O. GRIM of Lincoln, Neb., also competing in his second Grand, won the Grand American Handicap with a perfect 100 score to edge Willard Langford of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Don Slavich of Sacramento, Calif. by one target. SLAVICH later took the men's all-round title with 390 out of 400.
MILEPOSTS—DIVORCED: Former World Heavyweight Champion FLOYD PATTERSON, 31, and his wife, Sandra, after 10 years of marriage.
NAMED: To succeed Jack Ramsay as head basketball coach at St. Joseph's College, JACK McKINNEY, 31. Last season McKinney, an alumnus of St. Joseph's, was head coach at Philadelphia Textile where he led his team to a 21-6 record. The previous five years he served as assistant to Ramsay, who left St. Joe's to become general manager of the 76ers.
SOLD: The SAN DIEGO CHARGERS, winners of five AFL division titles in six years, for $10 million—the highest price ever paid for a pro football team—by the Hiltons to a group of 21 businessmen, headed by two executives of the National General Corporation, Eugene Klein and Samuel Schulman, both of Beverly Hills, Calif. Among the new owners is former Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, now vice president of Continental Airlines. Barron Hilton, founder and president of the Chargers, said that he and his father, Conrad, would retain a 20% interest in the club.
RETIRED: All-Pro Offensive Tackle ROOSEVELT BROWN, 34, of the New York Giants, because of phlebitis in his right leg. Rosey, who joined the Giants in 1953 as an unknown 27th-round draft choice from Morgan State, was an NFL All-Pro tackle eight times in his 13-year career. He will continue with the Giants as a coach.
DIED: SAM ZOLDAK, 46, a journeyman south-paw pitcher for whom the Cleveland Indians paid $100,000 in 1948; of lung cancer, in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Sad Sam, who had a lifetime record of only 43 victories in nine seasons, won 11 of them in 1948 to help the Indians gain their first pennant in 28 years.
DIED: HERMANN GEIGER, 51, the "glacier pilot" who, for 13 years, rescued lost or injured alpinists; when a glider crashed into his single-engined Piper Cub as he was conducting a training flight near Sion, Switzerland. Geiger had become a Swiss legend because of his rescue efforts (nearly 4,000) and had made more than 15,000 landings on remote slopes and glaciers in the Alps.