Branch Lew, 11, scores a victory in the All-American Soap Box Derby, beating 242 other racers in a self-made car. Better still, he dusts his older brother in a qualifier.
Future two-time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw takes the South Texas Junior PGA championship at the Pecan Valley Country Club with a five-under-par 66, despite being penalized two strokes.
Len Smith, 50, of England wins the world Marbles championship for the 11th time then challenges any American to a $500,000 flick-off.
Rita Willey shows off her Sardine Stuffing, winning the world's first sardine speed-packing title, by cutting and squeezing 536 fish into 67 cans at a rate of better than one per second.
Before going on to play 14 seasons in the NBA, John Lucas becomes a FACE for the second time. His first appearance, for tennis, came in 1968, but he makes it again as a senior at Hillside High in Durham, N.C., when he averages 34.9 points a game and is named to North Carolina's all-state Basketball team.
FACES includes future Coaching great Bill Frieder for winning 37 consecutive games, a Michigan Class A record, as the head coach at Northern High in Flint. Frieder wins 323 games as a Division I coach.
"Toyoichi Wanami, 91, becomes the oldest person on record to scale 12,388-foot Mount Fuji."
Rick Murphy, Hand Walking, sets an unofficial world record for the inverted 50-yard dash, finishing in 27.725 seconds. His prize? A good head rush.
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Lynne Giles, Flag Football, "paced her team, the Redskinettes, to a 9--0 season in the Beltsville (Md.) Calverton girls' flag football league, scoring 21 touchdowns and gaining 1,084 yards. Lynne, a 10th-grader, also caught seven passes, six for touchdowns."