What Happened on August 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • David Koechner, American actor
  • Mary Ellen Weber, PhD/astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74