Events in Sport in May 1962

  • May 2 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam
  • May 5 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
  • May 6 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
  • May 19 87th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • May 20 Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 23 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • May 27 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 28 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h)