On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1958

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, Russian 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), dies at 57
1958 Highlights

About August 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo