July 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Martin Mulligan 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of his first Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 6 NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Karen Susman beats Věra Suková of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam singles title
  • Jul 7 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 American thoroughbred races

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 10 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

  • Jul 15 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 18 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 PGA Championship, Aronimink GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 1 stroke from Bob Goalby

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 22 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
  • Jul 26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • Jul 30 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 30 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • Jul 31 Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Brandel Eugene Chamblee, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-3rd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 4 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 4 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Jul 8 Martin Pavlu, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jul 10 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 11 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 12 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 12 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • Jul 12 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • Jul 14 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 17 Jay Barrs, archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 18 Engelbert Linder, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 19 Brad Wilson, Pomona California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 9 Pro-Am)
  • Jul 19 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 20 Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 22 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jul 23 Terry-Jo Myers, American LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • Jul 24 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jul 25 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Jul 25 Mike Buncic, American discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 26 Jody Reed, American infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 29 Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 British Open)
  • Jul 29 Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 29 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 30 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 31 Kevin Greene, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 31 Rhonda Reilly, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-48th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 31 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Jul 31 Troy Murray, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens