On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1962

Historical Events

  • Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts of pesticide use in the US on the environment

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles

Famous Birthdays

  • Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (8 Tests, 24 wickets; 121 ODIs, 113 wickets; chairman selectors), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco Brochado da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil (1962), dies at 52
1962 Highlights

About September 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra