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Sports - 1958Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
Althea Gibson wins her second Wimbledon.
NY Yankees over the Milwaukee Braves in the World Series.
Stan Musial gets hit # 3000
Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
In the NBA Finals it's Boston over the Minneapolis Lakers
Heavyweight Floyd Patterson KOs Roy Harris
Tim Tam, Ismael Valenzuela jockey, won the Kentucky Derby
Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72 for NCAA basketball championship
Jimmy Bryan wins the Indy 500.
Dow Finsterwald wins PGA golf tournament
Arnold Palmer's 284 won the Masters. It is the first of 4 wins at the Masters for Palmer.
Tommy Bolt wins US Open golf tournament
Pete Dawkins (HB), Army won the Heisman Trophy
Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
The U.S. Columbia, designed by Olin J. Stephens, defends the America's Cup successfully against the English challenger Sceptre in the first America's Cup competition since 1937.