On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president's power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders
  • NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
  • Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Chinese actor (In the Mood for Love), born in Hong Kong

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Viiding, Estonian poet, dies at 58