On This Day

November 1962 in Sports History

Events in Sport

NBA Record

Nov 3 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 72 points in 127-115 defeat to LA Lakers at LA Memorial Sports Arena; then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; remains 6th highest game total

NHL Record

Nov 7 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

Sports History

Nov 15 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award

  • Nov 16 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 points in 127-111 win over NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden

Sports History

Nov 20 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time

  • Nov 23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named National League MVP
  • Nov 29 Major League Baseball decides to revert to 1 All-Star game per year, after 4 seasons in which 2 All-Star games were played

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Sharron Davies, British swimmer and broadcaster (Olympic silver 400m medley 1980; BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
  • Nov 3 Kym Hampton, American basketball center (WNBA All Star 1999; NY Liberty), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 5 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer (captain of Ghana National Team), born in Kibi, Eastern Region, Ghana
  • Nov 7 Wayne N. Phillips, Australian opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Nov 8 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 10 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Jeff Reed, American MLB catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer player (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
  • Nov 13 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Nov 14 Morgan Reeser, American 470 sailor (Olympics-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nov 18 Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Nov 19 Salim Jaffer, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 14 Tests 1986-91)
  • Nov 19 Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Philippine boxer, born in San Carlos, Philippines
  • Nov 21 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • Nov 22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Nov 23 Andrea Blackwell, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 25 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 26 Chuck Finley, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Nov 26 Mike Johnson, American NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Southport, North Carolina
  • Nov 28 Karen Marsden, Australian field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Nov 29 Sadanand Viswanath, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (v Sri Lanka 1985-86)

Bo Jackson

Nov 30 Bo Jackson, American College Football Hallf of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1985, Auburn; Pro Bowl 1990, LA Raiders) and baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1989, KC Royals), born in Bessemer, Alabama


Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican auto racer (youngest F1 driver ever to race for Ferrari), dies in practice accident at 20
  • Nov 11 George Hoyt, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (author "The Theory and Practice of Basketball Officiating"), dies at 79