On This Day

August 1962 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • Aug 3 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
  • Aug 11 LA Dodgers protest as San Francisco manager Alvin Dark orders Candlestick Park ground crew to water down base paths to hinder All Star Maury Wills' base-stealing attempts
  • Aug 13 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
  • 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 1 Jacob Matlala, South African boxer (WBO, WBU, IBA flyweight champion; shortest world champion ever at 1.47m [4-foot-10]), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2013)
  • 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, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium pacer), born in Otorohonga, New Zealand
  • Aug 5 William Roberts, American NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • 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, American NFL tight end and coach (KC Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 11 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • Aug 14 Jerry Foltz, American golfer and commentator (Golf Channel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 14 Mark Gubicza, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman), born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Aug 15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 18 Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Jamaican-born American 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 20 Duffy Waldorf Jr, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 22 Gene Sauers, American golfer (US Senior Open 2016; PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Aug 23 Glenn Healy, Canadian NHL goalie (NY Rangers), born in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 23 Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
  • 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 Rick Fehr, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), 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