June 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 2 61st Men's French Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jun 2 61st Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-3, 3-6, 7-5)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 3 Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 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 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
  • Jun 15 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 17 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA

  • Jun 17 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3-1 in football's 7th World Cup in Santiago
  • Jun 17 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • Jun 23 Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan
  • Jun 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
  • Jun 24 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history
  • Jun 26 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • Jun 30 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
  • Jun 30 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • Jun 2 Darnell Coles, baseball player
  • Jun 2 Laura Witvoet, Alberta Canada, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning-52nd)
  • Jun 3 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Jun 4 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
  • Jun 7 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • Jun 7 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 10 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • Jun 10 Floris Jansen, cricketer (Netherlands pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • Jun 11 Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 11 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist, Olympian
  • Jun 13 Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
  • Jun 13 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 13 Davey Hamilton, American racing driver
  • Jun 14 Scott Radecic, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 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 Phillip Hatchett, Russellville Ky, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Quebec)
  • 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, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics)
  • Jun 28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • Jun 30 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding 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 28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59