What Happened on January 27, 1962

Historical Events

  • "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympic silver 1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • Neno, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Vitória de Guimarães, Benfica), born in Cidade Velha, Cape Verde (d. 2021)
  • Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), dies at 80
1962 Highlights

About January 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Peppermint Twist - Part I - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  • UK #1 Song: The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows