What Happened on October 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

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

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Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • The Beatles record "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)

Famous Deaths

  • Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 60