April 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 29 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 30 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Rich Amaral, Visalia CA, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Apr 2 Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)
  • Apr 2 Bruce Kozerski, NFL tackle/guard (Cin Bengals)
  • Apr 3 Nancy Filteau, Swift Current Saskatchawan, 72k judoka (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 4 Sherrin Smyers, Newcastle Aust, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
  • Apr 4 Tina Tombs, LPGA golfer (1990 Jamie Farr Toledo), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 7 Andy Hampsten, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 9 Freddie Joe Nunn, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 9 Jeff Turner, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Apr 10 Cathy Turner, short track skater (Olympics-gold-1994, born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 10 Jukka Tammi, hockey goaltender (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • Apr 10 Steve Tasker, wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 11 Andre Wasiman, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Apr 11 Terry Hoage, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 12 Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler
  • Apr 13 Dave Miley, former baseball player and manager
  • Apr 14 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • Apr 15 Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
  • Apr 16 David Pate, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 16 Jeanne Golay, American cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Apr 17 Nancy Hogshead, swimmer (Olympic gold 1984)/model (jockey), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Apr 18 Wilber Marshall, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 19 Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • Apr 19 Christa Teno, Tecumseh Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)
  • Apr 21 Les Lancaster, American baseball player
  • Apr 22 David Wettlaufer, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 22 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 24 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 25 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • Apr 26 Colin Anderson, English footballer
  • Apr 27 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury Classic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 27 PattiSue Plumer, Covina, California, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90)
  • Apr 27 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 28 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Apr 29 Bruce Driver, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Dieter Hegen, Kaufbeuren GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Apr 29 Robert Druppers, runner (world record 1 km indoor)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 3 Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • Apr 12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Apr 15 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)