(Monday, August 27, 1962, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — State Attorney General Edward J. McCormack Jr., challenging Edward Moore Kennedy (the 30-year-old brother of President John F. Kennedy) in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, accused Kennedy in a TV debate tonight of attempting to get elected on his brother’s coattails. Continue reading Ted Kennedy takes jabs in Senate primary debate 50 years ago this hour (1962)
(Sunday, August 27, 1972, 4:00-7:00 p.m. PDT) — The Grateful Dead performed today at the Springfield Creamery Benefit concert, a benefit concert for a dairy owned by Chuck Kesey, the brother of Ken Kesey, and his wife Sue, at Temple Meadow, near Veneta, Oregon.
Video: '1962: Mariner 2 (NASA)'
(Monday, August 27, 1962, 2:53 a.m. EDT) — The United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 12, which would fly past Venus in December 1962.