1962 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 157 of 157

  • Jul 31 Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
  • Aug 1 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • Aug 3 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
  • Aug 3 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
  • Aug 5 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Aug 19 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
  • Aug 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 2 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Sep 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • 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 beats 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 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
  • Sep 30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
  • 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
  • Oct 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
  • 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 NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Nov 4 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament

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 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
  • Dec 1 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
  • Dec 2 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
  • 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 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 13th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • Dec 30 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 398

  • Apr 9 Freddie Joe Nunn, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 9 Jeff Turner, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Apr 10 Cathy Turner, American short track skater (Olympic gold 1994, born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 10 Jukka Tammi, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Apr 10 Steve Tasker, American wide receiver (Buffalo Bills) and broadcaster (CBS Sports), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • Apr 11 Terry Hoage, American NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals), born in Ames, Iowa
  • Apr 12 Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler, born in Isogo-ku, Yokohama
  • Apr 13 Dave Miley, former baseball player and manager
  • Apr 14 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • Apr 15 Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
  • Apr 16 David Pate, 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, swimmer (Olympic gold 1984)/model (jockey), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Apr 18 Wilber Marshall, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)

Person of interestAl Unser Jr.

Apr 19 Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • Apr 19 Christa Teno, Tecumseh Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)
  • Apr 21 Les Lancaster, American baseball player
  • Apr 22 David Wettlaufer, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 22 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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
  • Apr 27 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury Classic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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 Dieter Hegen, Kaufbeuren GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 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 Nancy Harvey, Canadian LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • May 2 Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • May 3 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
  • 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 Amy Benz, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), born in Rochester, New York
  • 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 22 Andrew Donald Magee, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open), born in Paris, France
  • 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 Amy Read, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • May 25 Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
  • May 27 Ravi Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92)
  • May 27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • May 29 Eric Davis, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Gerry Norquist, American professional golfer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 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 2 Laura Witvoet, Alberta Canada, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning-52nd)
  • Jun 3 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Jun 4 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
  • Jun 7 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • Jun 7 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 10 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • Jun 10 Floris Jansen, cricketer (Netherlands pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • Jun 11 Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 11 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist, Olympian
  • Jun 13 Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
  • Jun 13 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 13 Davey Hamilton, American racing driver
  • Jun 14 Scott Radecic, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 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 Phillip Hatchett, Russellville Ky, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Quebec)
  • 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, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics)
  • Jun 28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • Jun 30 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 2 Brandel Eugene Chamblee, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-3rd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 4 Pam Shriver, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 4 Roland Ratzenberger, driver
  • Jul 8 Martin Pavlu, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jul 10 Mike Saxon, NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 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
  • 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, archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 18 Engelbert Linder, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport