What Happened on October 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
  • North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party
  • Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes article \\\"Bedingt abwehrbereit\\\" (\\\"Conditionally prepared for defense\\\") about NATO manoeuver called \\\"Fallex 62\\\", uncovering sorry state of West German army. Magazine soon accused of treason.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver

Famous Deaths

  • Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer