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November 1962 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Nov 3 Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points at the Los Angeles Lakers, then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; hits 29 field goals & 14 free throws; remains 6th highest game total

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 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, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Nov 12 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
  • Nov 13 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Nov 14 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-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
  • Nov 21 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • Nov 22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Nov 23 Andrea Blackwell, 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, field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Nov 29 Sadanand Viswanath, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (v Sri Lanka 1985-86)
  • 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