On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1962

Historical Events

  • Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany, Georgia

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), dies at 61
  • Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
  • James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
  • Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
1962 Highlights

About July 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo