December 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
  • Dec 1 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
  • Dec 2 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
  • Dec 3 1963 NFL Draft: Terry Baker from Oregon State first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • Dec 16 NY Giant YA Title sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)
  • Dec 22 1,000,000th NBA point scored
  • Dec 27 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
  • Dec 28 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • Dec 29 13th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • Dec 30 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Pamela McGee, WNBA center/forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Dec 3 Tammy Jackson, WNBA forward/center (Houston Comets)
  • Dec 4 Arnold Scholten, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Dec 4 John Gaasbeek, soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
  • Dec 4 Stan Gelbaugh, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Dec 8 Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)

Person of interestSteve Elkington

Dec 8 Steve Elkington, Australian golfer (PGA Championship 1995), born in Inverell, New South Wales

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Dec 10 John de Wolf, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Dec 11 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • Dec 11 Kim Linehan, swimmer (1979 1500m World record)
  • Dec 12 Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990)
  • Dec 12 Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)
  • Dec 12 Tracy Austin, Rolling Hills California, tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81)
  • Dec 13 Kendra Slewenski, English netballer
  • Dec 14 Bharat Arun, cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's)
  • Dec 14 Chris Dahlquist, Fridley, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • Dec 16 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • Dec 17 Rocco Anthony Mediate, PGA golfer (1991 Doral-Ryder), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 17 Paul Dobson, English footballer
  • Dec 19 Charith Senanayake, cricketer (played for Sri Lanka v NZ 1991)
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Dec 23 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Dec 23 Bertrand Gachot, Belgian racing driver
  • Dec 25 Mary Ellen Clark, Abington Pa, diver (Olympics 2 bronze-92, 96)
  • Dec 27 Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1992, British Open 2006), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 27 Timothy Hacker, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 27 Mark Few, American basketball coach
  • Dec 27 Bill Self, American basketball coach
  • Dec 28 Keith Lee, basketball player (Memphis State)
  • Dec 29 Devon White, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 31 Tyrone Corbin, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks)