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November 05, 1956
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November 05, 1956


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HONORED—Johnny Longden, racing's winningest rider (4,920), triple crown winner aboard Count Fleet in 1943; Isaac Murphy, master of pace judging who booted home 628 first-place mounts in 1,472 races (from 1873 to 1894) for best-ever percentage; Tod Sloan, flamboyant glamour boy who lived high, blew $5 million fortune and died broke in 1933, early exponent of monkey-on-a-stick riding technique; elected to Jockey's Hall of Fame, at Pimlico, Md.

HONORED—Frank Leahy, pedantic ex-Notre Dame coach, now one of football's elder statesmen and learned TV commentator; presented with Helms Coaches Hall of Fame award, at Hollywood.

DIED—J�zsef Czerm�k, 22, hammer-throw champion in 1952 Olympics; G�bor Benedek, 29, second in pentathlon at Helsinki; reported killed while fighting with rebels against Soviet troops, in Hungary.

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