What Happened on October 18th, 1962

Day of Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick

Conference-meetingMeeting of Interest

JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Jody Anschutz, Minneapolis, LPGA golfer (1987 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
  • Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York