What Happened on July 27, 1962

Historical Events

  • Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission

Event of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany, Georgia

  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 History

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

About July 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roses Are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield