January 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
  • Jan 1 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
  • Jan 1 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
  • Jan 7 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

  • Jan 9 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 14 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
  • Jan 15 50th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-0, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 15 50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 16 12th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 150-130 at St. Louis

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jan 3 Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jan 3 Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • Jan 4 Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 5 Brendon Kuruppu, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987)
  • Jan 5 Danny Jackson, US baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals)
  • Jan 5 Donald John Cowie, yachting Star class (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 6 Philip Brown, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 6 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
  • Jan 7 Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • Jan 10 Jim Lindeman, US baseball outfielder (NY Mets)
  • Jan 11 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • Jan 12 Richie Richardson, West Indies cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95), born in Five Islands Village, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Jan 13 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Jan 13 Kevin Mitchell, US baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 16 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 18 David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jan 19 Chris Sabo, third baseman (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 19 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
  • Jan 24 Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)
  • Jan 25 Chris Chelios, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Roshan Guneratne, cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983)
  • Jan 26 Tim May, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95)
  • Jan 26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • Jan 27 James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jan 28 Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)