On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1962

  • Jan 3 Babe Dye, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1922; NHL scoring champion 1922–23, 24-25; Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs), dies at 64
  • Jan 3 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), dies at 80
  • Feb 7 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • Mar 2 Walt Kiesling, American Pro Football Hall of Fame guard (NFL 1920s All-Decade Team; First-team All-Pro 1929, 30, 32; Chicago Cardinals) and coach (Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers), dies from bacteremia at 58
  • Mar 4 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • Apr 3 Benny "Kid" Paret, American welterweight boxer, dies after a fight at 24
  • Apr 12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Apr 15 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician & sportswriter, dies at 49
  • 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