On This Day

Year 1962 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points, most ever by an NBA player in a single game, in Warriors' 169-147 win over NY Knicks in Hershey; 36-of-63 from field, 28-of-32 from free-throw line
  • Apr 13 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

Sports Stars Married in 1962


Sports Stars Who Died in 1962

  • Jan 3 Babe Dye, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1922; NHL scoring champion 1922–23, 24-25; Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs), dies at 64
  • Jan 3 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), dies at 80
  • Mar 2 Walt Kiesling, American Pro Football Hall of Fame guard (NFL 1920s All-Decade Team; First-team All-Pro 1929, 30, 32; Chicago Cardinals) and coach (Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers), dies from bacteremia at 58
  • Mar 4 George Mogridge, American MLB pitcher, dies at 73

More Deaths in Sport