May 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 European Cup Final, Amsterdam: Eusébio scores twice as defending champions Benfica beat Real Madrid, 5-3; Puskás, hits all 3 for Madrid
  • May 5 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 LPGA Western Open, Montgomery CC: Mickey Wright wins on the 4th hole of a sudden-death playoff with Mary Lena Faulk

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 19 87th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2

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May 19 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 23 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • May 28 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Gary Clark, NFL wide receiver (2-time Super Bowl champion with Washington Redskins), born in Radford, Virginia
  • May 1 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Silver medal 1984, Bronze 1992 Olympics), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 2 Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • May 6 Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
  • May 8 Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 10 Joey Meyer, baseball player
  • May 10 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • May 11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 12 Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • May 16 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • May 17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 18 Mike Whitmarsh, beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • May 23 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 24 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • May 24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • May 25 Zulqarnain, Pakistani cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • May 27 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • May 27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • May 29 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean soccer striker, manager (Singapore 101 caps), born in Singapore
  • May 30 Jan Gunnarsson, Swedish tennis star
  • May 30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • May 31 Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 31 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73