1971 – Joseph Leo Dies

On this date Joseph Leo "Roundy" Coughlin died. Known affectionately as the "Sage of Mendota," Coughlin gained national recognition as a sports columnist for both the and in Madison. He was inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1968. He was also known for his philanthropic activities, raising money for poor and handicapped children. [Source: , p. 55]