Mary Joe Fernández, 10, wins the girls' national 12-and-under championship. Before retiring in 1998, she wins 24 professional events and two Olympic gold medals in doubles.
FACES IN THE CROWD goes color.
Kenny Kirk sets a Sit-ups record, 31,111.
Jeff George finishes off a high school career in which he passed for 8,126 yards and 94 touchdowns. Over a 12-year NFL career he passes for 27,602 yards and 154 touchdowns.
Jonathan Seutter, a 31-year-old chimney sweep, gets into FACES by setting a world distance record for endurance Roller Skating. He covers 145.255 miles in 12 hours.
Othella Harrington gets 31 points, 31 rebounds and six blocks for Murrah High in Jackson, Miss. Now with the Charlotte Bobcats, he's playing his 10th NBA season.
Gary Hall Jr. sets two U.S. junior records in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle. Hall goes on to win 10 Olympic medals, including five golds.
FACES gets its own page at the front of the magazine, before SCORECARD.
Hammy Fay Bacon, Pig Racing, "tore up the circuit in her first year of competition, with 420 wins in 630 starts. She had a top speed of 17.5 mph over the 150-foot oval track and got an Oreo for each victory."
Ernest Corpus, Watermelon Seed Spitting "surpassed all expectorations to win the youth (nine-and-under) division at the World Championship Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, in Luling, Texas. He defeated 20 other competitors by launching his seed 18'8"."