October 1962 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
  • Oct 3 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 6 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
  • Oct 7 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Oct 16 Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • Oct 16 NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Oct 28 NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Trevor Baxter, record holder for high jumping with a skateboard
  • Oct 1 Paul Walsh, English footballer
  • Oct 2 Mark Rypien, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Oct 3 Rick Todd, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Ben Hogan Dakota), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 4 Dennis Cook, Lamarque TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • Oct 5 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Oct 5 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
  • Oct 5 Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
  • Oct 5 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 6 Rich Yett, baseball player
  • Oct 8 Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver
  • Oct 9 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
  • Oct 11 Martin Bayless, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • Oct 11 Philip Newport, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91)
  • Oct 12 Dhammika Ranatunga, cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990)
  • Oct 12 Sid Fernandez, pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • Oct 14 Shahar Perkiss, Israel, tennis star
  • Oct 15 Susan DeMattei, cyclist (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 16 Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Oct 16 Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • Oct 16 Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 17 John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 18 Jody Anschutz, LPGA golfer (1987 du Maurier Ltd Classic), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 19 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

  • Oct 19 Ruud Bread, soccer player (NAC)
  • Oct 20 Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 21 Don Fardon, Toowoomba QLD, Australian golfer
  • Oct 21 David Campese, Australian rugby union footballer
  • Oct 22 Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 22 Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 23 Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Oct 23 Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
  • Oct 23 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 24 Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 26 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • Oct 28 Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening bat, Neth WC 1996)
  • Oct 28 Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • Oct 30 Courtney Walsh, cricketer (WI pace bowler, hat-trick v Aust 1988)
  • Oct 30 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 30 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 4 E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies