On This Day

1962 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 132 of 132

  • Sep 16 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Sep 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games

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
  • Oct 2 San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1
  • Oct 3 SF Giants (103-62) beat rivals LA Dodgers (102-63), 6-4 in season ending NL pennant decider; Dodgers set MLB record season attendance 2,755,184

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at ​33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 6 16th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars, 4-1; MVP: Eddie Shack, Toronto, LW
  • Oct 7 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC, LV: Judy Kimball wins her only major title by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Shirley Spork
  • 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
  • Oct 28 Jo Weatherly in a Pontiac finishes 2nd to Rex White in season-ending Dixie 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to clinch his 1st of 2 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships
  • Oct 28 NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Nov 23 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • Nov 29 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
  • Dec 1 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
  • Dec 1 Classifications in minor league baseball are overhauled; Eastern and South Atlantic leagues are promoted from Class-A to Class-AA; classes B, C and D are abolished with those leagues being promoted to Class-A
  • Dec 2 50th Grey Cup, Exhibition Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 28-27; play starts 1 December; only final ever suspended during play (fog), and first to be finished on a Sunday
  • Dec 3 1963 NFL Draft: Terry Baker from Oregon State first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • Dec 16 NY Giant YA Title sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)
  • Dec 18 Ballon d'Or: Dukler Prague midfielder Josef Masopust wins award for best European football player; beats Benfica striker Eusébio and FC Köln defender Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
  • Dec 22 1,000,000th NBA point scored
  • Dec 27 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
  • Dec 28 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • Dec 29 British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark

Sport awardNFL Championship

Dec 30 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants, 16-7; MVP: Ray Nitschke, Green Bay, LB

NFL Legend Ray Nitschke
NFL Legend
Ray Nitschke
  • Dec 31 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 357

  • Apr 14 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • Apr 15 Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1984), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Apr 16 David Pate, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 16 Jeanne Golay, American cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Apr 17 Nancy Hogshead, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Apr 18 Wilber Marshall, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Titusville, Florida

Person of interestAl Unser Jr.

Apr 19 Al Unser Jr., American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1992, 94), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • Apr 21 Les Lancaster, American baseball player
  • Apr 24 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager, born in Hammersmith, London

Person of interestAdam Silver

Apr 25 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • Apr 26 Colin Anderson, English footballer, born in Newcastle, England
  • Apr 27 PattiSue Plumer, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90), born in Covina, California
  • Apr 27 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine football goalkeeper, born in Reconquista, Argentina
  • Apr 28 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 29 Bruce Driver, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Robert Druppers, runner (world record 1 km indoor)
  • May 1 Gary Clark, NFL wide receiver (2-time Super Bowl champion with Washington Redskins), born in Radford, Virginia
  • May 1 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Silver medal 1984, Bronze 1992 Olympics), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 2 Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • May 6 Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
  • May 8 Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 10 Joey Meyer, baseball player
  • May 10 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • May 11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 12 Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • May 16 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • May 17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 18 Mike Whitmarsh, beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • May 23 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 24 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • May 24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • May 25 Zulqarnain, Pakistani cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • May 27 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • May 27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • May 29 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean soccer striker, manager (Singapore 101 caps), born in Singapore
  • May 30 Jan Gunnarsson, Swedish tennis star
  • May 30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • May 31 Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 31 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Jun 1 Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • Jun 2 Darnell Coles, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Jun 4 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish racing cyclist, born in Śrem, Poland
  • Jun 7 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • Jun 7 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver, born in Ibaraki, Japan
  • Jun 10 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • Jun 11 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist who won first Olympic gold medal for Estonia (1992), born in Pärnu, Estonia
  • Jun 13 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 13 Davey Hamilton, American racing driver, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Jun 14 Scott Radecic, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 16 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
  • Jun 17 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California
  • Jun 19 Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • Jun 21 Takeshi Asami, Japanese racing driver

Person of interestClyde Drexler

Jun 22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • Jun 23 Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • Jun 25 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • Jun 26 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Clarksville, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • Jun 30 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jul 2 Brandel Chamblee, American golfer, broadcaster (Golf Channel, 1 PGA Tour title), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 4 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 4 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Jul 10 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 11 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 12 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 12 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer (3-weight division world champion), born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
  • Jul 12 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • Jul 14 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 17 Jay Barrs, American archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 19 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 20 Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 22 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jul 23 Terry-Jo Myers, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 1998 Ben Hogan Award), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • Jul 24 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jul 25 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Jul 25 Mike Buncic, American discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 26 Jody Reed, American infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 29 Corinne Dibnah, Australian golfer (British Open 1988; LET Order of Merit 1991), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jul 29 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 30 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 31 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, NFL coach (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Jul 31 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Jul 31 Troy Murray, Canadian NHL center, broadcaster (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Aug 1 Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star, born in Palma, Spain
  • Aug 3 Tina Lehtola, Finnish women's ski jumper (world's record holder), born in Finland

Person of interestRoger Clemens

Aug 4 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 5 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPatrick Ewing

Aug 5 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 5 Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
  • Aug 5 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • Aug 6 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport