Olympic Winter Games open in Oslo and the Summer Games in Helsinki.
Dick Button performs the 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
Dick Button wins his 2nd Olympic Gold Medal and his 5th consecutive world figure
Bob Mathias wins his second Gold Medal for the decathlon.
NY Yankees over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series
Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in the NFL championship game
Minneapolis beats New York, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship
Frank Sedgman wins the Mens at Wimbledon, while Maureen Connolly begins the 1st of 3 consecutive wins in Womens.
Hill Gail, Eddie Arcaro jockey, won the Kentucky Derby
Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners
Louise Suggs wins golf’s US Women’s Open
Sam Snead wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament with a 286
Jim Turnesa wins PGA golf tournament
Julius Boros wins US Open golf tournament
Billy Vessels (HB), Oklahoma won the Heisman Trophy
Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal for Stanley Cup