On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1962

Historical Events

  • Dutch soccer clubs Rapid JC and Roda Sports merge to form Roda JC Kerkrade; KNVB Cup winners 1996–97, 1999–2000
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m

Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot Joseph A. Walker
Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot
Joseph A. Walker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems

Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Ball, British pop and theatrical singer and actor, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
  • Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Chinese actor (In the Mood for Love), born in Hong Kong

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Viiding, Estonian poet, dies at 58
1962 Highlights

About June 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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