October 18, 1962 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Watson (US), Francis Crick (UK) and Maurice Wilkins (UK) win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in determining the structure of DNA

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

JFK meets Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island