What Happened on August 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Clark Griffith says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota
  • US performs nuclear test at South Atlantic Ocean
  • USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard

Famous Birthdays

  • Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russia, cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • Yoshinori Mizumaki, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd), born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), dies at 57