HIRED: As the first coach of the new NHL Washington Capitals, JIM ANDERSON, 43, late of the Boston Bruins, where he was a scout.
RESIGNED: BEP GUIDOLIN, as coach of the Boston Bruins, after the team lost to Philadelphia in the Stanley Cup final.
WITHDRAWN: ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY, from the Missouri Valley Conference, citing limited participation in league sports, and seeking more flexibility in scheduling.
DIED: GEORGE (Skipp) WALTHER, 27, unlimited hydroplane racer and older brother of Indy racer David (Salt) Walther; when his Red Man overturned in a test run at Miami Marine Stadium.
DIED: ALVIN CLARENCE THOMAS, 82, better known as Titanic Thompson, self-styled hustler, pool shark, poker player, golfer and champion trapshooter; in Euless, Texas.
DIED: R. MAX RITTER, 87, former Olympic swimmer and past treasurer of the United States Olympic Committee; in Jenkintown, Pa.