What Happened on October 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
  • The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba