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