August 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • Aug 3 29th Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20, 65,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 3 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
  • Aug 11 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
  • Aug 19 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55

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 Minnesota Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star, born in Palma, Spain
  • Aug 3 Tina Lehtola, Finnish women's ski jumper (world's record holder), born in Finland

Person of interestRoger Clemens

Aug 4 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 5 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPatrick Ewing

Aug 5 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 5 Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
  • Aug 5 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • Aug 6 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 8 Charmaine Crooks, Canadian 800m runner (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Mandeville, Jamaica
  • Aug 8 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 9 Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Aug 9 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Aug 11 Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 11 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • Aug 13 Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
  • Aug 14 Jerry Foltz, American professional golfer and commentator, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 14 Mark Gubicza, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Rameez Raja, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman)
  • Aug 15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 18 Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 19 Kim Shipman, Athens PA, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th)
  • Aug 19 Nancy Ramsbottom, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 20 Duffy James Joseph Waldorf Jr, PGA golfer (1995 LaCantera Tx), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 Loretta Alderete, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-14th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 Robert Meyer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morningstar), born in Sacramento, California
  • Aug 20 Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player
  • Aug 22 Gene Craig Sauers, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Aug 23 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • Aug 23 Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Aug 25 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • Aug 25 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Aug 26 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • Aug 27 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 28 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 28 Paul Allen, English footballer, born in Aveley, England
  • Aug 29 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Aug 30 Ricky Sanders, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Temple, Texas
  • Aug 31 Wanda Guenette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 10 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60