On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos LavĂ­n, Chilean composer (Lamentaciones Huiliches), and ethno-musicologist, dies at 79
1962 Highlights

About August 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

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