On This Day

September 1962 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 2 St. Louis 1st baseman Stan Musial's records his 3,516th hit in Cards' 4-3 loss v NY Mets; overtakes Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • Sep 5 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • Sep 5 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith beats defending champion Darlene Hard 9-7, 6-4 for her first US singles crown

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Sep 12 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
  • Sep 15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • Sep 16 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Sep 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • Sep 23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills breaks Ty Cobb's 1915 MLB steals record, recording #97 on his way to 104

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Challenger Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson at 2:06 of round 1 at Comiskey Park, Chicago to win the world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • Sep 25 Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 26 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • Sep 30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sep 1 Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • Sep 3 Dave Clark, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Sep 4 Kiran More, Indian cricketer, born in Vadodara, India
  • Sep 5 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • Sep 6 Kevin Willis, American NBA center (Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Barcelona
  • Sep 9 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 9 Jack Trudeau, American NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers), born in Forest Lake, Minnesota
  • Sep 11 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer (Barcelona), born in Bilbao, Spain
  • Sep 13 Brian Fowler, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 13 Neal Lancaster, American golfer (US Open 1995 4th), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Sep 15 Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 15 Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • Sep 15 Patricia "Patty" Shea, Belmont NY, field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 16 Julie Larsen Piers, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1996), born in Westchester, New York
  • Sep 18 John Fashanu, English footballer and TV presenter, born in Kensington, London
  • Sep 19 Randy Myers, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1990, 94, 95, 97; World Series 1990; NLCS MVP 1990; Cincinnati Reds), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Sep 19 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island

Person of interestMartin Crowe

Sep 22 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Sep 23 Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
  • Sep 23 John Harbaugh, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2012, Baltimore Ravens 2008-20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 24 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • Sep 24 Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), born in San Francisco, CA (d. 2019)
  • Sep 25 Rajiv Kulkarni, Indian cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87), born in Bombay, India
  • Sep 26 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • Sep 27 Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (8 Tests, 24 wickets; 121 ODIs, 113 wickets; chairman selectors), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Person of interestGrant Fuhr

Sep 28 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • Sep 28 Irving Fryar, American NFL wide receiver (5-time Pro Bowl, #1 pick 1984 Draft), born in Mount Holly Township, New jersey
  • Sep 28 Laurie Rinker-Graham, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1987 3rd), born in Stuart, Florida
  • Sep 30 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 30 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • Sep 30 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 30 Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 4 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1906; 1st President International Hall of Fame 1954), dies at 80
  • Sep 6 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)