Events in Sport in July 1962

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Martin Mulligan 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of his first Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 6 NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Karen Susman beats Věra Suková of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam singles title
  • Jul 7 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 American thoroughbred races

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 10 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 15 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 15 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 18 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 22 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
  • Jul 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament
  • Jul 26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • Jul 30 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 30 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • Jul 31 Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall