What Happened on July 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), dies at 61
  • Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
  • James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
  • Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70