- The Chicago White Sox make their first appearance in the World Series since the 1919 Black Sox Scandal.
Despite a team featuring the great Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio and pitcher Early Wynn, managed by Al Lopez, the Sox lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2.
- Boston Celtics are crowned NBA Champs, sweeping the Minneapolis Lakers, in 4 games.
- The Baltimore Colts win the NFL Championship, 31-16 over the New York Giants.
- Art Wall, Jr. wins The Masters
- Billy Casper takes the US Open
- Gary Player is the British Open winner
- Bob Rosburg wins the PGA Championship
The PGA money winner is Art Wall, Jr. with just over $53,000.
On the Women’s side, Betsy Rawls wins the LPGA Championship and Mickey Wright takes the US Women’s Open crown. Rawls is the leading money winner, earning just under $27,000.
Let’s Go Racin’!
- Daytona 500:
Lee Petty (first year for this race)
- NASCAR Championship: Lee Petty
- Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward
- USAC Championship: Rodger Ward
- NHRA Top Fuel Championship (Drag Racing): Chris “the Greek” Karamesines