On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1962

  • Feb 7 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • Mar 4 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • Apr 3 Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • Apr 12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Apr 15 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
  • May 5 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73
  • Jun 4 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
  • Jun 18 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • Aug 10 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
  • 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)
  • Oct 4 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • Nov 1 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican auto racer (youngest F1 driver ever to race for Ferrari), dies in practice accident at 20