December 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
  • Dec 1 Classifications in minor league baseball are overhauled; Eastern and South Atlantic leagues are promoted from Class-A to Class-AA; classes B, C and D are abolished with those leagues being promoted to Class-A
  • Dec 2 50th Grey Cup, Exhibition Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 28-27; play starts 1 December; only final ever suspended during play (fog), and first to be finished on a Sunday
  • 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 18 Ballon d'Or: Dukler Prague midfielder Josef Masopust wins award for best European football player; beats Benfica striker Eusébio and FC Köln defender Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
  • 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 British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 30 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants, 16-7; MVP: Ray Nitschke, Green Bay, LB

NFL Legend Ray Nitschke
NFL Legend
Ray Nitschke
  • 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, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • Dec 4 John Gaasbeek, soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
  • Dec 4 Stan Gelbaugh, American NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 4 Kevin Richardson, English footballer (Everton), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 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, American swimmer (1979 1500m World record), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Dec 12 Nadeem Ghauri, Pakistani cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dec 12 Ray Brown, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers), born in Marion, Arkansas
  • Dec 12 Tracy Austin, American tennis player (US Open 1979, 81), born in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
  • Dec 13 Kendra Slawenski, English netballer
  • Dec 14 Bharat Arun, Indian cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Dec 14 Chris Dahlquist, American NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Fridley, Minnesota
  • 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), born in Onalaska, Wisconsin
  • Dec 23 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in French Lick, Indiana
  • Dec 23 Bertrand Gachot, French racing driver, born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • 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, American basketball player (Memphis State), born in West Memphis, Arkansas
  • Dec 29 Devon White, Jamaican-born American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 31 Tyrone Corbin, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks), born in Columbia, South Carolina