Events in Sport in April 1962

  • Apr 3 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

  • Apr 10 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • Apr 10 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Apr 11 New York Mets make a losing debut

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 13 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Apr 18 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 19 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
  • Apr 22 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
  • Apr 22 NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
  • Apr 22 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 23 NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
  • Apr 26 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 29 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 30 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays