March 24, 1962 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later
  • Welterweight boxing title fight between Benny Paret and Emile Griffith, Paret knocked out 13th round, dies 10 days later. First use of television slow motion replay.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Penny Hammel, LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 89), born in Decatur, Illinois