- January 29 – First inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced
- AFL Eastern Division Playoff – Boston Patriots win 26–8 over the Buffalo Bills
- AFL Championship – San Diego Chargers win 51–10 over the Boston Patriots on January 5, 1964
- NFL Championship – Chicago Bears win 14–10 over the New York Giants
- September 7 – the Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.
- Rose Bowl (1962 season):
- The Heisman Trophy – Roger Staubach, Navy
- Instant replay is used for the first time during the broadcast of the Army–Navy Game.
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