Historical Events on October 8th, 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 the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.