What Happened on October 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Watson (US), Francis Crick (UK) and Maurice Wilkins (UK) win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in determining the structure of DNA

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
Molecular biologist James Watson
Molecular biologist
James Watson

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

Music releaseMusic Recording

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