On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1962

Historical Events

MurderAssassination Attempt

South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm's palace bombed by dissident air pilots in a failed assassination attempt

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Baldwin, American actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard), born in Winnetka, Illinois
  • Grant Show, American actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Kory Tarpenning, American pole vaulter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Veronica Ribot-Canales, Argentinian-American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
1962 Highlights

About February 27, 1962

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces