July 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 7 69th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 15 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 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 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 22 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
  • Jul 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament
  • 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, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 4 Roland Ratzenberger, driver
  • Jul 8 Martin Pavlu, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jul 10 Mike Saxon, NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 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, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • Jul 24 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jul 25 Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
  • Jul 25 Mike Buncic, discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 26 Jody Reed, 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, 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