August 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 1 Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Traci Phillips, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 3 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star
  • Aug 3 Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 92), 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 (Oly-84, 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 15 Igor Dorokhin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 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
  • Aug 29 Carl Banks, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants)
  • Aug 30 Ricky Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Aug 31 Wanda Guenette, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)

Deaths in Sport

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