May 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam
  • May 5 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
  • May 5 LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
  • May 6 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 13 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • May 20 Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American 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 27 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 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 (Miami Dolphins)
  • May 1 Paula Weishoff, volleyballer (Oly-Sil-84, br-92, 96), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 1 Reggie Pleasant, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 2 Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
  • May 3 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
  • 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 Amy Benz, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), born in Rochester, New York
  • 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-96)
  • 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 (Olympics-silver-96), born in San Diego, California
  • May 22 Andrew Donald Magee, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open), born in Paris, France
  • May 23 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • May 24 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • May 24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96)
  • May 25 Amy Read, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • May 25 Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
  • May 27 Ravi Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92)
  • May 27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • May 29 Eric Davis, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Gerry Norquist, American professional golfe, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 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, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies