Today in History for October 1962

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 85 of 85

1st - Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
1st - Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
1st - James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi
1st - Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
1st - The Lucy Show premieres
1st - SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
1st - UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea
1st - US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
1st - WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
2nd - SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
2nd - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
3rd - "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs
3rd - Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
3rd - Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
4th - USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
4th - Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
5th - Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
Actor Sean ConneryActor Sean Connery 5th - "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
6th - 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
6th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
7th - 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
7th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
8th - Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
8th - North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party
8th - Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.
9th - Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
9th - NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
9th - Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
10th - Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
11th - 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 11th - 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
12th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
12th - US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology
12th - Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
13th - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
14th - Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17
14th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
14th - US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
14th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
15th - Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
15th - WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
16th - Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 16th - Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
16th - KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
16th - Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
16th - NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
17th - Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
18th - JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko
18th - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"
18th - US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon
18th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
18th - Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA
19th - Stalin monument removed in Prague
19th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
20th - Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances
Molecular biologist Francis CrickMolecular biologist Francis Crick 20th - Chinese army lands in India
20th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
21st - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
22nd - JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
22nd - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
22nd - JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
22nd - Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
22nd - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
23rd - Adlai Stevenson speaks at UN about Cuba crisis
23rd - USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m
23rd - WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
24th - Cuban missile crisis: US blockade of Cuba begins
25th - 110th member of UN admitted (Uganda)
25th - 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck 25th - American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature
25th - US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
26th - The Beatles record "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
26th - JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
26th - Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected
26th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
27th - "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 perfs
27th - Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
27th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 27th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
27th - The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
28th - NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
28th - Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
28th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
28th - Cuban missile crisis: US President Kennedy receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement
30th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 77 of 77

1st - Trevor Baxter, record holder for high jumping with a skateboard
1st - Paul Walsh, English footballer
2nd - Esai Morales, American actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba), born in New York City, New York
2nd - Mark Rypien, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
2nd - Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
2nd - Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
3rd - Rick Todd, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Ben Hogan Dakota), born in Toronto, Ontario
3rd - Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
4th - Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
4th - Dennis Cook, Lamarque TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
5th - J C Estrada, jockey
5th - John Sala, LA CA
5th - Johnny Huang, Canton China, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
5th - Ken Noda, pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
5th - Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
5th - Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
5th - Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
5th - Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
6th - Rich Yett, baseball player
7th - Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician
8th - Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver
9th - Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
10th - Rex J Walheim, Redwood City California, Capt USAF/astronaut
11th - Eric Johnson, Seaside OR, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Louisiana Open-3rd)
11th - Joan Cusack, Evanston Illinois, actress (SNL, Addams Family Values)
11th - Leslie Landon, actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
11th - Martin Bayless, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
11th - Philip Newport, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91)
11th - Nicola Bryant, English actress
12th - Dhammika Ranatunga, cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990)
12th - Sid Fernandez, pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
12th - Carlos Bernard, American actor
12th - Chris Botti, American jazz musician
12th - Branko Crvenkovski, Macedonian President
NFL Wide Receiver Jerry RiceNFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (13th) 13th - Jerry Rice, Starkville Mississippi, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
13th - Kelly Preston, actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
14th - Shahar Perkiss, Israel, tennis star
14th - Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player
15th - Susan DeMattei, cyclist (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Franciso, California
16th - Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
16th - Laura Coenen, Neenah Wisc, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96)
16th - Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
16th - Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)
16th - Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
17th - John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics-96)
17th - Mike Judge, Ecuadoran-born cartoonist
18th - Jody Anschutz, Minneapolis, LPGA golfer (1987 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
18th - Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
Boxer Evander HolyfieldBoxer Evander Holyfield (19th) 19th - Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990-92)
19th - Ruud Bread, soccer player (NAC)
19th - Tracy Chevalier, American author
20th - Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
20th - Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
21st - Don Fardon, Toowoomba QLD, Australian golfer
21st - David Campese, Australian rugby union footballer
22nd - Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
22nd - Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
23rd - Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
23rd - Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
23rd - Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
23rd - Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
23rd - Jaime Yzaga, Peru, tennis star
23rd - Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
24th - B D Wong, SF CA, actor (Freshman, Mystery Date)
24th - Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
25th - Nick Hancock, British television presenter
25th - Darlene Vogel, American actress
26th - Carey Elwes, actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
26th - Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
28th - Bobby Tate, fictional character on Soap
28th - Daphne Zuniga, SF CA, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs)
28th - Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening bat, Neth WC 1996)
28th - Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
28th - Scotty Nguyen, professional poker player
30th - Courtney Walsh, cricketer (WI pace bowler, hat-trick v Aust 1988)
30th - Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
30th - Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cin Reds), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

2nd - Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
2nd - Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)
4th - E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies
4th - John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79
6th - Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
7th - Mauritius Dekker, [Boris Robazki], writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66
8th - Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
9th - Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80
11th - Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists to independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90
16th - Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
17th - Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)
26th - Hattie McDaniel actress (Gone With the Wind), dies at 57
26th - Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 64
27th - Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
27th - Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
27th - Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba
28th - Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
29th - Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77

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