On This Day

September 1962 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball 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

  • 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

US 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

US 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

  • 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

Boxing 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

  • 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; Millwall, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Marseille, Nancy), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • Sep 3 Dave Clark, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1986-98 (Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and 5 other teams), manager (Houston Astros, 2009), and coach (Houston, 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, Spain
  • 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 14 Tom Kurvers, American ice hockey defenseman (Hobey Baker Award 1984; Stanley Cup 1986 Montreal Canadiens), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • Sep 15 Earnest Byner, American NFL running back (Cleveland Browns) and coach, born in Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Sep 15 Patricia "Patty" Shea, American field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, New York
  • 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 soccer striker (2 caps; Wimbledon FC) and TV presenter (Gladiators; Fash's Football Challenge; Deal or No Deal Nigeria), born in London, England
  • 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

Martin Crowe

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

  • 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

Grant Fuhr

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

  • 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)