What Happened on August 27, 1962

Historical Events

  • Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos LavĂ­n, Chilean composer (Lamentaciones Huiliches), and ethno-musicologist, dies at 79

About August 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sheila - Tommy Roe
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield