FACES IN THE CROWD moves to the FOR THE RECORD page.
PAT ON THE BACK appears for the last time.
Abdon Pamich, a refinery worker from Genoa, Italy, sets a world record for the 50-mile Walk, falling short of the mythical four-hour barrier but finishing with a satisfyingly alliterative time of four hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.
Elissa Bludau, Kite Flying.
Dinah Shore is cited for her Tennis prowess, becoming one of the last of the gratuitous celeb FACES.
Jacques Favero of Montreal takes the world Barrel-Jumping championship by clearing 16 casks and a distance of 26'7".
Jean Pierre Marquant of France walks across California's Death Valley, in temperatures up to 130°, in eight days. He's recognized for Desert Walking.
Mary Jane Stone, Rolling-Pin Throwing, qualified for the national rolling-pin throwing contest in Allegheny, Pa., with a toss of 133'6" then went on to win with a 105'6" heave.
Jon Matlack, 17, completes his third year as the leading pitcher for Henderson High in West Chester, Pa., with a 22--1 record, 14 shutouts, four no-hitters, one perfect game and 219 strikeouts. Matlack goes on to play 13 seasons in the majors, compiling a 3.18 career ERA.
Frisbee isn't rocket science, but it's Cal physics major John Shelton who beats 115 competitors in the first world Frisbee championship.