November 12, 1956
Murray Rose, free-wheeling 18-year-old Aussie vegetarian, took dead aim at the world 1,500-meter swim record, became first to break 18 minutes with brilliant 17:59.5 clocking at Melbourne. Reflected Rose: "I just...
November 11, 1957
Art Asbury, 36-year-old speedboat racer from Oxtongue Lake, Ont., thunderboated Jim Thompson's Rolls Royce-powered Miss Supertest II across foggy Lake Ontario near Picton at 184.499 mph average to break world record...
October 31, 1960 | Alwyn Lee
In 1936 an airliner crashed in the wild, unexplored
Glasshouse Mountains on the border of New South Wales and Queensland. The plane
was discovered only by the heroism and bushcraft of a forest warden. It had
March 16, 1964 | Coles Phinizy
May 31, 1965 | Virginia Kraft