Events in Sport in 1962

  • Jan 1 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
  • Jan 1 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
  • Jan 1 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
  • Jan 7 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

  • Jan 9 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 14 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
  • Jan 15 50th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-0, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 15 50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 16 12th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 150-130 at St. Louis

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jan 24 Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Feb 2 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
  • Feb 3 John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
  • Feb 4 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 7 Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 18 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Feb 22 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
  • Feb 25 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon
  • Feb 25 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks for the second year in a row
  • Mar 2 Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
  • Mar 3 9th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Clemson, 77-66
  • Mar 10 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Mar 15 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
  • Mar 20 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
  • Mar 21 Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • Mar 23 Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
  • Mar 23 William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
  • Mar 24 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • Mar 24 Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 27 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Mar 28 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
  • Mar 31 116th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard Kilmore wins
  • Apr 3 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

  • Apr 10 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • Apr 10 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Apr 11 New York Mets make a losing debut

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 13 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Apr 18 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 19 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
  • Apr 22 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
  • Apr 22 NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
  • Apr 22 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 23 NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
  • Apr 26 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
  • Apr 29 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 30 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 2 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam
  • May 5 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
  • May 5 LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
  • May 6 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
  • May 13 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • May 19 87th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2
  • May 19 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431
  • May 20 Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 23 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • May 27 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 28 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
  • Jun 2 61st Men's French Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2)
  • Jun 2 61st Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-3, 3-6, 7-5)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 3 Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jun 9 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 10 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • Jun 10 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Jun 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
  • Jun 15 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
  • Jun 17 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA
  • Jun 17 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3-1 in football's 7th World Cup in Santiago
  • Jun 17 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • Jun 23 Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan
  • Jun 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
  • Jun 24 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history
  • Jun 26 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • Jun 30 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
  • Jun 30 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
  • Jul 6 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
  • Jul 7 69th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 10 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 13 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 15 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • Jul 15 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 18 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 22 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
  • Jul 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament
  • Jul 26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • Jul 30 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 30 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • Jul 31 Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
  • Aug 1 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • Aug 3 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
  • Aug 3 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
  • Aug 5 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
  • Aug 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • Aug 19 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
  • Aug 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Aug 26 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
  • Aug 26 Minnesota Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
  • Sep 2 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place
  • Sep 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • Sep 5 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • Sep 5 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • Sep 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
  • Sep 10 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 76th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Darlene Hard (9-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Sep 12 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
  • Sep 15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • Sep 16 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Sep 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
  • Sep 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • Sep 23 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • Sep 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
  • Sep 30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
  • Oct 1 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
  • Oct 3 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 6 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
  • Oct 7 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
  • Oct 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
  • Oct 16 Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • Oct 16 NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
  • Oct 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
  • Oct 28 NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
  • Nov 3 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers
  • Nov 4 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 7 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • Nov 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks
  • Nov 20 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time
  • Nov 23 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • Nov 29 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
  • Dec 1 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
  • Dec 1 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
  • Dec 2 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
  • Dec 3 1963 NFL Draft: Terry Baker from Oregon State first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • Dec 16 NY Giant YA Title sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)
  • Dec 22 1,000,000th NBA point scored
  • Dec 27 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
  • Dec 28 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • Dec 29 13th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • Dec 30 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation