On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1962

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, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • Mary Ellen Weber, American NASA astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
1962 Highlights

About August 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo