September 1962 in Sport

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; jumps him over Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 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
  • Sep 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating 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 awardTennis Open

Sep 10 76th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Darlene Hard (9-7, 6-4)

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 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
  • Sep 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • Sep 23 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • Sep 30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Ruud Gullit, Suriname/Dutch soccer star (Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan)
  • Sep 1 Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer
  • Sep 3 Dave Clark, Tupelo MS, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Sep 4 Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 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
  • Sep 9 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 9 Jack Trudeau, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 10 Esteban Toledo, Mexican professional golfer, born in Mexicali, Mexico
  • 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 PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson), 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, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty), born in Westchester, New York
  • Sep 17 Wayne Riley, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 18 John Fashanu, English footballer
  • Sep 19 Randy Myers, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Sep 19 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island

Person of interestGrant Fuhr

Sep 21 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr

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 24 Arden Knoll, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike-2nd), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Sep 24 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • Sep 25 Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87)
  • Sep 26 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96)
  • Sep 27 Dennis Paulson, PGA golfer (1994 Freeport-McMoRan-4th), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Sep 27 Gavin Larsen, cricketer (NZ medium-pace all-rounder)
  • 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, LPGA golfer (1986 LPGA Corning), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • 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 Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, dies at 80
  • Sep 6 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)