On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
  • Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Aronimink GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 1 stroke from Bob Goalby

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer
  • Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)