Sara Barber, 15-year-old from Brantford, Ont. called "potentially the greatest swimmer this country has ever had" by Coach Tommy Walker, churned up record-breaking swell in Canadian Olympic trials at Toronto's Willowvale Park, splashed off with five titles (100-yard butterfly, 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 440-yard freestyle), set national marks in four events.
Marilyn Bell, chunky 18-year-old Torontonian, responded dutifully to plea of wily Coach Gus Ryder, who implored, "swim home to Canada, Marilyn," conquered tide-treacherous 18.3-mile Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles, Wash, and Victoria, B.C., in record time of 10:39.
U.S. Davis Cup hopes received another jolt when Australia's Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall skillfully combined booming service and neat placements to overpower Vic Seixas and Ham Richardson in four sets for U.S. doubles title at Brookline, Mass. Louise Brough and Mrs. Margaret Osborne duPont, perennial champions, won for 11th time, breezing past Shirley Fry and Betty Rosenquest Pratt 6-3, 6-0 in women's final.
Hungary's Istvan Rozsavolgyi became 10th man to crack 4-minute barrier, running mile in 3:59 at Budapest.
Jim Hewson of Buffalo, Henry Laskau and Bruce McDonald of New York trailed Canada's Alex Oakley across finish line in national 20-kilometer walking championship at Pittsburgh but qualified for U.S. Olympic team.
MARRIED—Archie Moore, gracefully aging (39 going on 42) light heavyweight champion and No. 1 contender for vacant heavyweight title; and Joan Hardy, 24, attractive New York model; at Ensenada, Mexico.
DIED—Sam (Golf Bag) Hunt, 55, Chicago gangster and gambler with more than casual interest in horses and boxing, onetime triggerman (he got his nickname for quaint manner of carrying golf bag with submachine gun nestled inside) for Hoodlum Al Capone, friend and ofttime companion of IBC President James D. Norris ("Hunt has always been 100% with me...always a gentleman and good company"); of pneumonia and heart disease, at Schenectady.