This Day in History:Willie Mosconi Sinks 526 Consecutive Billiard Balls (1954)

This Day in History:
Willie Mosconi Sinks 526 Consecutive Billiard Balls (1954)

The son of a pool hall owner who tried to keep him from playing billiards, Mosconi learned the game by shooting with potatoes when his father hid the balls. A prodigy, he went on to win the world pool title 15 times before 1957. In 1954, he sank 526 consecutive balls in two hours and 10 minutes, and more than 35 witnesses signed an affidavit swearing to the feat. The record has never been broken. Mosconi was later hired to teach what actor how to convincingly play a pool hustler for a 1961 film? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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2 responses to “This Day in History:Willie Mosconi Sinks 526 Consecutive Billiard Balls (1954)

  1. More great stories, all, George. In the love of Christ to you and yours, Allen.

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