On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1962

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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, British organist, and choral composer, dies at 74
1962 Highlights

About August 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo