On This Day

June 1962 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 2 French Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2; 2nd leg of Laver's 1st Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jun 2 French Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
  • Jun 9 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 10 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • Jun 10 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Jun 15 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his first major title by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff with Arnold Palmer

  • Jun 17 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile: Brazil go 1-down early but recover to beat Czechoslovakia, 3-1
  • Jun 17 Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
  • Jun 23 Larry Doby retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan
  • Jun 24 Outfielder Jack Reed hits his only MLB home run in the 22nd-inning as NY Yankees edge Detroit Tigers, 9-7 in slowest extra-inning game in league history; 7:00 hours
  • Jun 26 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • Jun 27 Dutch soccer clubs Rapid JC and Roda Sports merge to form Roda JC Kerkrade; KNVB Cup winners 1996–97, 1999–2000
  • Jun 29 Frank Howard hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
  • Jun 30 US Open Women's Golf, Dunes Golf & Beach Club: Murle Lindstrom wins her first LPGA Tour victory, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Ruth Jessen and Jo Ann Prentice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0; first of 4 career no-hitters thrown by Koufax

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Sherri Howard, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m hurdles 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • Jun 2 Darnell Coles, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Jun 4 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish racing cyclist, born in Śrem, Poland
  • Jun 7 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • Jun 7 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver, born in Ibaraki, Japan
  • Jun 10 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • Jun 11 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist who won first Olympic gold medal for Estonia (1992), born in Pärnu, Estonia
  • Jun 13 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 13 Davey Hamilton, American auto racer and broadcaster, (Indycar Series runner-up 1996-97, 98), born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Jun 14 Scott Radecic, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 16 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
  • Jun 17 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California
  • Jun 19 Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • Jun 21 Takeshi Asami, Japanese racing driver

Person of interestClyde Drexler

Jun 22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • Jun 23 Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • Jun 25 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • Jun 26 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Clarksville, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • Jun 30 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 10 NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 4 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
  • Jun 18 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59