On This Day

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

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 7 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
  • 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 awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 13 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd consecutive Open, 6 strokes clear of runner-up Kel Nagle of Australia

  • Jul 15 49th Tour de France; Defending champion Jacques Anquetil of France claims his 3rd Tour victory
  • 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 awardPGA Championship

Jul 22 PGA Championship Men's Golf, 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 England fast bowler Brian Statham becomes Test cricket's leading wicket-taker with world-record tally of 237 as Australian wicketkeeper Barry Shepherd is caught by Fred Truman for 10 in drawn 4th Test in Adelaide

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Brandel Chamblee, American golfer, broadcaster (Golf Channel, 1 PGA Tour title), 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 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 (3-weight division world champion), born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
  • 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, American archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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 golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 1998 Ben Hogan Award), 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, Australian golfer (British Open 1988; LET Order of Merit 1991), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jul 29 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 30 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 31 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, NFL coach (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Jul 31 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Jul 31 Troy Murray, Canadian NHL center, broadcaster (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding 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