On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79